Sculpture - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Description
Sculpture - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso
Fair

A Lobi couple of Pessare Dah, 1949 - 1995, was a carver we identified on 2010 by name ;The eye and nose areas of his statues exhibit a close relationship with the works of Sikire - the eyes are also often burned (or bored) in. As a balafonist he travelled around a lot and could have known Sikire or his works; Thomas Keller, Sikire Kambire, 2015, page 47. Like Sikire Kambire Pessare Dah was born in Gongonbili and lived later in Tankoura, about 8 - 10 km from Loropeni. In contrast to Keller I suppose he wasn´t known personally to SK, because he was a young boy of 14 year when SK died in 1963 in Gaoua and at that time Pessare was still living at Gongonbili, but oviously he was sustainable influenced by the SK scuulpures in his early works. The enclosed sculptures belong to the last creation-phase of Pessare, in which his style became more individual and less influenced by Sikire.

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Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Ethnic group/ culture
Lobi
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
Wood
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
48×0×0 cm
Weight
2.8 kg
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