Sculpture - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Description
Sculpture - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

A fragmentary, female Lobi sculpture from the Ivory Coast, standing on big, chunky feet, with a protruding belly and a pointed navel, remarkable for the tapering breasts, which are designed in an aliteration. The face with a flat plane, a pointed mouth, the eyes emerging, the eyelids highlighted, as we know them from some sculptures from the border area of Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast (see Scanzi, p. 201, Fig. 157), and the forehead overhanging; A water damage on the right side of the sculpture at the level of the abdomen, hard core wood of the Karité tree.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Ethnic group/ culture
Lobi
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
Wood
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
65×0×0 cm
Weight
4.4 kg
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