Lobi figure (Front view)
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Item : Lobi figure, Picture : Front view (approx. 11 Kbytes)


This very old figure was used for the worship of the ancestors' spirits, on an altar located in every Lobi house in a small room called thil du. Here are also placed an assortment of clay sculptures, iron staffs, pots and bottles, and frequent sacrifices are made at this altar to ensure the goodwill of the ancestors and to avoid illness.

Object #2513

Origin :

Burkina Faso

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Lobi

Material :

Wood, traces of sacrificial blood patina and chicken feathers

Size :

H = 10.6 inches

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