A fragmentary female Lobi sculpture with a slender torso, arms carved close to the body, with a globular neck surmounted by a head of the same shape, a three-parted headdress, partly encircled eyes, framed by horseshoe-like ears, a prominent triangular nose and a small pointed mouth, extremely heavy hardwood, which is the consequence of an oxidation process of many decades, also called “ironwood”. A large age-crack at the left side of the sculpture. Remnants of encrustations, which could be a long-lasting sacrification period.
This sculpture was posted on the same shrine like a sculpture we sold recently and is known as a “Lobi-figure with glasses”.
Published in Keller/Katsouros, Lobi Statuary, “Lobi with Glasses”, 2014, page 63.
3.600 – 4.200,- Euro
Height: 60 cm
Weight: 3,2 kg