A male Lobi sculpture


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A male Lobi sculpture, Bateba, of the Youl Bolaré workshop, Bonko, Burkina Faso, standing on wedge-like feet, the rectangular shoulders terminating in elongated flattened arms carved close to the body and resting on the upper legs, the strong, short neck supporting a large spherical head with a heart shaped face, a wide, slightly open mouth beneath a sshort nose with prominent nostrils, framed by crescent-shaped eyes and thick brows, c-shaped ears with a significant tragus, wearing a cap-like coiffure; brown patina with remnants of sacrification, traces of age, several cracks and holes, 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.

500 – 600,- Euro

Height: 66 cm
Weight: 6.60 kg

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Weight 6.60 kg