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Shrine (figure) - Feathers, Plant fibre, Wood - Provenance Jan Van Camp - Lobi - Liberia

Shrine (figure) - Feathers, Plant fibre, Wood - Provenance Jan Van Camp - Lobi - Liberia

This Lobi small figure had a healing function under the auspices of Thilda, and was used in the small family shrine.

This figure is coming from a private collection of Jan van Camp, Antwerp who collects mainly miniature figures like this one..

The wooden figurine is wrapped with magic elements like bird feathers, beads, rope, a little skull fragment, vegetable fibers, and skin fragment.

The figure itself is 15cm high. No stand.

Object Shrine (figure)
Indigenous object name Provenance Jan Van Camp
Ethnic group/ culture Lobi
Region/ country Liberia
Material Feathers, Plant fibre, Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand No
Dimensions 20×10×7 cm
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