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Lobi Female African Statue on Custom Base 19″-Burkina Faso

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This statue was carved in the style of the Lobi people of Burkina Faso. The statue depicts a female figure standing upright with her head turned. The piece comes attached to a custom base for easy display. She measures 19 inches tall and weighs 6.5 pounds. There is some cracking and imperfections throughout, including a missing piece of the right foot. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Burkina Faso

Ethnicity

Lobi

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

18" (statue) 19" (on base)

Width (Inches)

6"

Depth (Inches)

5"

Weight (Pounds)

6.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks on face and body, with missing part of right foot.

Tribe Information

About the Lobi People

“The various tribes living in Burkina Faso (formerly Upper-Volta), Ghana and Togo cultivate millet and cotton, and rear cattle in the northern savannah regions. Their religious activities are dictated by the rhythm of the seasons – during the dry season in particular, when the fields are fallow, large festivals and ceremonies are organized.
The Lobi people number 250,000 and live across Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Ghana. They revere spirits known as Thil. Shrines are built to these spirits under the instruction of a sorcerer and placed either on the roof or inside the home and are filled with objects such as vessels, abstract iron figures, and stone and wood figures known as Bateba, which are believed to embody the Thil spirits.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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