Sculpture - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Description
Sculpture - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso
2nd half 20th century - Fair

A male Lobi sculpture of an unidentified Lobi sculpture of the Latera region. According of my recherche in Latara, close to Kampti, this carver was subsumed to Sib Koukouré, who died two years ago. But I have doubts that Koukouré is the creator, because there stylistic peculiarities, which are indications for a separate carver of this region. The facial features are more grave, the arched eyebrows are carved accurately, the shoulders are normally a little bit pointed and the back is always "three-parted", an identification mark, which the Koukouré sculptures never have. A Berlin Lobi collector mentioned this last feature a couple of years ago as a specific mark of two small sculptures, which are /were in his collection. This is one of two larger figures with these peculiarities. I hazard a guess that this is different - till now not identified carver - of the Latara region.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture
Ethnic group/ culture
Lobi
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
65×0×0 cm
Weight
5.8 kg
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