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Lobi Figure

Burkina Faso - H: 12 CM

Fragment of Mother and Child Figure. Lobi Culture, Burkina Faso

 

This fragment depicts a mother from the torso upwards, who carries a small baby on her back. The mother bears a pleasant facial expression, and the baby looks slightly upwards and to one side. The mother and child figure has been carved from a medium density wood, which exhibits a smooth, worn surface patina.

 

Ex Private Collection, Belgium

 

Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century

 

Condition Report

 

The lower section of the mother and child figure is missing, with traces of charcoal present as a result of possible fire damage.

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