A male Lobi sculpture


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A male Lobi sculpture, Bateba, collected close to Buna, Ivory Coast, standing on wedge-like feet and very long legs forming a zigzag profile on the back side, leading to a round buttocks, a columnar torso with sagging breasts, sloping shoulders terminating in elongated, slightly curved arms attached to the body, the shoulder-blades pronounced, the cylindrical neck supporting the spherical head with a projecting mouth beneath a short nose, framed by bulging eyes under arched brows, hemispherical ears projecting outwardly; heavy wood, with traces of blood encrustrations and ritual use.

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.

400 – 500,- Euro

Height: 99 cm
Weight: 5.8 kg

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Weight 5.8 kg