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Seated Figure: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2004-06-07

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In traditional Senufo culture the principal women's social and religious secret association is Tyekpa, which primarily acts as a funerary society for honoring the dead. This sculpture of an idealized Senufo woman is known as pombibele and is carried on the head of a senior female initiate during funeral dances held for a recently deceased member of the Tyekpa society.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009