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Lobi figure (N° 5899)

The Lobi ethic group are organized around nature spirits. When they are worship, these spirits send copious rains, good health and numerous births Neglected, they give curses and sufferings.. These spirits convey laws to the diviners which must be applied to get their protection. They are featured by figures made out of wood or copper called Boteba and put on altars in a corner of the owner's house, with lots of other sculptures.  


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OriginPièce récoltée "in situ" 1979
Countryburkina faso
Height cm113
Width22 cm
Weight14.70 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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