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Item : Lobi figure, Picture : Profile view (approx. 20 Kbytes)


This little sculpture is certainly the representation of a great female ancestor of the lineage. This figure, drawing attention to the details, 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.

Object #5411

Origin :

Burkina Faso

Type :

Statuary

Ethnic group :

Lobi

Material :

Wood with bright brownish patina, traces of sacrificial materials

Size :

H = 5.7 inches

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