This figure from a shrine room is an exceptional representation of Lobi
sculpture. Its textured, crusty surface bears traces of sacrifical blood
and chicken feathers. The mother's face is finely detailed and displays
striking expression. The baby appears in profile with a strongly stylized
arm and leg and a subtle clutching of the mother is evident in the suggested
movement of the piece. The extended right arm of the mother creates a
visual balance to the placement of the baby cradled on the left side of
her stomach. There is an old break where the right foot is missing.