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African Lobi Carved Wooden Female

Lot 0257 Details

Description
Africa, Burkino Faso or Mali, Lobi, ca. early 20th century CE. A hand carved wooden female figure, standing in a frontal position with her hands positioned just beneath her breasts, with a characteristically oversized head, expressive stylized facial features, a carved skirt incised with a circular pattern, a carved neck ring, and a shell necklace. Such carved figures were placed upon family altars in the thilda, a small room in the dwelling, and embodied ancestral spirits or tibil thil. The greater the collection of figures on the family altar, the higher the family's social status. Wood block base. Size: 3.5" W x 11.75" H (8.9 cm x 29.8 cm); 12.75" H (32.4 cm) on base

Provenance: Ex - private New York collection, acquired at Zemanek Munster Auction

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#113846
Condition
Losses to legs/feet. Age cracks and surface wear as shown.
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African Lobi Carved Wooden Female

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$300
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$500
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$100
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$300
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$500
Starting Price
$100
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0257 Details

Description
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Africa, Burkino Faso or Mali, Lobi, ca. early 20th century CE. A hand carved wooden female figure, standing in a frontal position with her hands positioned just beneath her breasts, with a characteristically oversized head, expressive stylized facial features, a carved skirt incised with a circular pattern, a carved neck ring, and a shell necklace. Such carved figures were placed upon family altars in the thilda, a small room in the dwelling, and embodied ancestral spirits or tibil thil. The greater the collection of figures on the family altar, the higher the family's social status. Wood block base. Size: 3.5" W x 11.75" H (8.9 cm x 29.8 cm); 12.75" H (32.4 cm) on base

Provenance: Ex - private New York collection, acquired at Zemanek Munster Auction

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113846
Condition
...
Losses to legs/feet. Age cracks and surface wear as shown.

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