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

Description
Shrine (figure) - Feathers, Plant fibre, Wood - Provenance Jan Van Camp - Lobi - Liberia
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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.

Lot details
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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