A female Lobi sculpture, Burkina Faso, standing in an upright position, slightly bent legs leading to angular buttocks, accentuated genitals, a flaring pointed torso with triangular pendulous breasts and pointed navel, the narrow shoulders terminating in flattened arms attached to the body, the cylindrical neck supporting a large oval head with a pointed chin, a wide slightly open mouth beneath a broad nose framed by bulging eyes; heavy encrusted patina with remnants of kaolin, traces of age, the feet party eroded.

Lit: Daniela Bognolo: Lobi. Visions of Africa, 2007 Milan; Floros & Sigrid Katsouros/Stephan und Petra Herkenhoff: Anonyme Schnitzer der Lobi, Hannover 2006; Piet Meyer: Kunst und Religion der Lobi, Zürich 1981; Galerie Flak: Magie Lobi, Paris 2003; Floros Katsouros: Lobi - Figuren, chefs d'oeuvre und Kultobjekte, Hannover 2013; Kat. Ausst.: Lobi. Westafrikanische Skulpturen aus der Sammlung Greschik, anlässlich der Ausstellung „Die Entdeckung des Individuums“, Lutherstadt Wittenberg 2016, Berlin 2016.


Height: 36 cm
Weight: 250 g


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