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    Description

    Lobi ? (Burkina Faso/ Côte d'Ivoire)
    Standing Figure
    Wood
    Height: 21 ½ inches Width: 4 ¾ inches Depth: 5 ¼ inches

    The stylistic range of sculpture given to the Lobi is staggering. How much of this sculpure should be credited to less-studied neighbors remains unanswered. Lobi used sculpted figures (bateba) in many contexts: each house had its own shrine room (thil du) for the worship of ancestral spirits; figures and heads were placed at various outdoor shrines, some at the bases of important trees, others near fields; and other figures, mostly small in size, were used in divination. This powerfully expressive image contains the almost violent gestural energy found in numbers of Lobi sculptures. It is eroded at the feet, and has various surface abrasions.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
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