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Lobi Animal Fetish

 

Country: Burkina Faso.

Culture: Lobi.

Date: early 20th century.

Medium: wood.

Size: h. 11,5 cm (4½ in.), w. 7,6 cm (3 in.), l. 24,1 cm (9½ in.).

Reference: LOBII9/1.

Provenance: ex Galerie Kathy en Steven van der Raadt, Rotterdam.

 

Extra: Extremely rare Lobi animal fetish in the shape of an attacking elephant. This figure was together with others as part of an altar for the spirits. Crusty grey patina from dust and ritual offerings. Some minor cracks in the legs.

 

Price: 1.600,00 €

 

Photo credit: © Jean Godecharle.

Lobi Animal Fetish

1.600,00 €Price