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Lobi Statuette (N° 25190)

Embodying a female ancestor, this character wears a panties and jewelry. Small spheres punctuate the sculpture. Light green 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.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyLobi
Countryburkina faso
Material(s)alliage de bronze
Height cm26
Width7 cm
Weight1.00 Kg

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