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