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

Description
Double Head Lobi - Wood - Dayir - Lobi - Burkina Faso
Mid 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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

Lot details
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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