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Bird (Sejen) Finial for a Champion Cultivator Staff
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The Senufo people of West Africa are known as excellent farmers and live by a strict caste system, whereby the farmer is at the top. One of the highest possible honours given in the Senufo culture is the sambali (champion cultivator). The sculptural style of Senufo people was appropriated by twentieth-century European artists such as Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger._

 
Unknown Maker
Senufo peoples
Bird (Sejen) Finial for a Champion Cultivator Staff
Unknown
Wood, metal
height / width / depth: 18.00 x 54.00 x 37.00 cm; 7.09 x 21.26 x 14.57 in.
Gift of Justin and Elisabeth Lang, 1984
M84-385

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