Lobi figure (Three quarters view)
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Item : Lobi figure, Picture : Three quarters view (approx. 19 Kbytes)


This little sculpture, crouching and pensive, is a rare representation of a great ancestor of the lineage. This figure had the function to protect against wizards and to keep the curses away. It was placed on the family altar of the protective ancestors. It had also a role of receptacle to communicate with the invisible and protective spirits (thil), and with ancestors of the familial lineage.

This representation is carried out with great care, drawing attention to the distress, through the sensitivity of the features and the sensuality of the forms. This sculpture is undoubtedly one of the most moving in our exhibition, and can be considered as one of the masterpieces of the Lobi art.

Object #2995

Origin :

Burkina Faso

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Lobi

Material :

Wood with red-brownish patina, traces of sacrificial materials

Size :

H = 9.7 inches

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