Lobi figure from Bonko village, 8 km from Gaoua.
The results are questionable, but it is an important carving workshop from the environment of the Birifor carver Youl Bolaré; this male Lobi sculpture, Burkina Faso, is standing on block-shaped feet, the right arm and its hand carved close to the body, the left arm, angled, resting on the belly, oval big head with almond-shaped big eyes and half-circular eyebrows, ears set far back on the head, the coiffure set off with pattern from the shape of the head; heavy, hard wood with traces of sacrificing and some holes on the body and face, especially above the left foot.
Siehe Lit.: Daniela Bognolo, Buchreihe “Visions of Africa”, “Lobi”, 5 Continents Editions.
800 – 1.000,- Euro
Height: 82 cm
Weight: 5 kg