Shrine Figure

Lobi, Burkina Faso, 19th - early 20th century

This Lobi figure is carved in an archaic style. The eyes are carved in a cowry shell shape. The body has strong cubistic lines. It has a deep and thick encrusted sacrificial surface. There are very old breaks where the bottom-portion of both legs are missing. There is a stabilized age crack on the back.

The height is 9 inches.

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