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Double Head Lobi - Wood - Dayir - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Double Head Lobi - Wood - Dayir - Lobi - Burkina Faso

A double Head Lobi figure

H= 58 cm

CONDITION: wood, remains of gray offerings, some cracks on the side of the belly and between the breasts, otherwise perfect condition. One metal chain around the feet.

The Dayir represent the ‘ancestor’ couple of the Lobi clan in the matrilineal line.
The ‘Dayir sculptures’ are kept in shrines on the side of the village, those spirits are protecting it .

Collected in the 70's by a private dutch collector Netherland.
Estimated age: early to mid-XXth

Object Double Head Lobi
Indigenous object name Dayir
Ethnic group/ culture Lobi
Region/ country Burkina Faso
Material Wood
Period Mid 20th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand Yes
Dimensions 58×14×12 cm
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