Shrine Figure

Lobi, Burkina Faso, early 20th c.
Private NYC Collection, acquired from Mert Simpson in 1971

Standing on thick and powerful legs, this very fine Lobi is sculpted by a known hand. The cubist figure is large in size and has a commanding presence. Its many fine details include, its heart shaped face, and almond outlined eyes, pursed lips, elongated arms and protruding buttocks. Carved from very hard wood it has a very old and encrusted surface.

Height: 23 inches
IN 3-4-13/ SOLD