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Lot 0092
Lobi Figures are the enigmatic, brooding sculptures that protect the Lobi people of Burkina Faso. Most are frontal, symmetrical and timeless sentinels expressing the traditional beliefs of the Lobi. The figures were placed on family altars and protected the family and home from illness and other misfortunes. The spirit could also be used for divination; it could demand offerings and additions of other figures. The accumulation of statues on a family altar gave social status and were passed on from father to son.
Provenance: Simon du Chastel de la Howarderie (1926-2014)
Approx. 30x5x5 cm excluding the base

tribal art / african art

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Lobi Standing figure Tribal Art

Estimate €400 - €600Sep 21, 2018