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Lobi bronze (N° 23482)
Ex-Belgian African art collection
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Slender character wearing a traditional hairstyle, a necklace-talisman, and a cache-sex.
Beautiful velvety khaki gray patina.
The populations of the same cultural region, grouped together under the name "lobi", form a fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in number in Ghana, they have also settled in the north of Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, coming from North Ghana, established themselves among the indigenous Thuna and Puguli, the Dagara, the Dian, the Gan and the Birifor. The Lobi believe in a Creator God named Thangba Thu, whom they address through the worship of many intermediary spirits, the Thil, these the latter being supposed to protect them, with the help of the diviner, against a host of plagues. Bush genies, red-haired beings called Kontuor, are also believed to come to their aid. To communicate with men, the different Thils demand sculptures of bateba in order to incarnate themselves there. Various sacred altars are erected around the Lobi houses. The sanctuary of the family house is called the Thildu, where are grouped the tribal sculptures of wood, iron or brass, the statues of ancestors and batebas.
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|Origin||Ex-collection belge J.Liagre|
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