Ancestoral gueardian (1) - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Description
Ancestoral gueardian (1) - Wood - Lobi - Burkina Faso
2nd half 20th century - Good

Large guardian figure with peg, to stick into the ground.
These figures were used to protect the compound of an extended family. Their large size proved to be a deterrant to evil spirits. Delicately carved face. This statue is equipped with femal and male sex organs. Hand folded in front of the chest as a protective gesture.
Collected in the 1990's in Bobo-Dioulasso.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Ancestoral gueardian
Ethnic group/ culture
Lobi
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
7×8×73 cm
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