Lobi statuette Burkina Faso Wood H. 27 cm... - Lot 2 - Binoche et Giquello

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Lobi statuette Burkina Faso Wood H. 27 cm... - Lot 2 - Binoche et Giquello
Lobi statuette
Burkina Faso
Wood
H. 27 cm
Beautiful statue of a standing female figure, arms wide open, chest marked, face finely detailed. The object is covered with a ritual crusty patina.
Explanations differ as to the precise meaning of these statuettes with outstretched arms, known as tiepouo. They could be sculpted following the death of a member of the community, the open arms symbolizing rejection and prevention in the face of looming death.
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