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Lobi Stool
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Stools and neckrests are famous pieces in African art. Indeed, their design can vary greatly depending on the regions and ethnic groups from which they come. This piece is, like the general look conveyed in the lobi statuary, simple and solid design. The slightly curved seat is supported by four feet. The patina is clear and worn on the friction areas. The Lobi are a famous people of Burkina Faso, especially for its particular statues named Bateba, represented arms spread or raised to the sky and intended to protect the home or the village at the entrance of which they are placed.


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Lobi Statue
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This statue illustrates the typical aesthetic canons of the Lobi, simple features for a body and quite imposing limbs, the piece has a slender and narrow look, the elements of the face as well as the more global shapes are simplified but nevertheless retain an aspect and realistic proportions The patina is dark and slightly crusty after libations. Lobi communities are organized around nature spirits. When honored, these spirits show their benevolence in the form of abundant rains, good health, numerous births. Ignored, they remove it and cause devastating epidemics, drought and suffering. These figurines are placed on the tombs, in a dark corner of the owners' house, with many other sculptures embodying other spirits because it takes a large number to face the many threats of the rural ...


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Lobi Funeral Bed
African art > African Chair > African bench

Very beautiful element of African furniture, this old bed or bench for funeral rituals presents an exceptional glossy honey patina. A bird's head, a beak ajar, adorns the end with a neck rest. Four massive feet support the plateau of the layer to which erosion has conferred an appearance of sinuousness.
The populations of the same cultural region, grouped under the name " lobi ", make up one-fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in Ghana, they have also settled in northern Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, from North Ghana, settled 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 , to whom they address through the worship of many intermediate spirits, ...


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480.00

Lobi Bateba figurines
African art > African Statues > Lobi statuettes

African art Lobi.
This little Bateba statuette, whose gnawed wood has a grainy matte patina, depicts a naked female figure. This type of statuettes were placed on the altar after a ritual to become the receptacle of a bush spirit, the Thil, and thus become an active, intermediate being that fights against sorcerers and other evil forces. Desication crack in the back.
When they are honoured, these spirits show their benevolence in the form of heavy rains, good health, numerous births; Ignored, they remove it and lead to devastating epidemics, drought and suffering.
These spirits pass on to the soothsayers the laws that followers must follow in order to receive their protection.
They are represented by wooden or copper sculptures called Bateba (large or small, ...


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240.00

Bronze Lobi
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African art > African bronze > Lobi Statues

African art among the Lobi.
The populations of the same cultural region, grouped under the name " lobi ", make up one-fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in Ghana, they have also settled in northern Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, from North Ghana, settled 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 , to whom they address through the worship of many intermediate spirits, the Thil , the latter being supposed to protect them, with the help of the soothsayer, against a host of plagues. Bush geniuses, red-haired beings called Kontuor , are also expected to help them. To communicate with men, the different Thils demand sculptures of bateba in ...


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Lobi chair
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Ex. French private collection
African tribal art among Lobi
The furniture is an artistic medium in its own right in African art.
Three-foot, high-backed three-foot chair. The rounded ends and notches at the edges form the only decorative motifs of this minimalist piece. Use skate, clear and lustrous.
The use that had been made over the decades strengthened the close ties between the owner and the room so that at his death the seat was placed on the family altar and served as an interface to communicate with the soul of the deceased.


Populations of the same cultural region, grouped under the name " lobi ", make up one-fifth of Burkina Faso's population. Few in Ghana, they have also settled in northern Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the ...


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Statue of female ancestor Lobi
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Ex-collection French African art.
This effigy of a Ligan ancestor was carved after various rituals including his descendants and prescribed by the soothsayer. It is then when the lineage goes out that the statue can be ceded or abandoned. This feminine effigy with a crest hairstyle is represented semi-flexed legs, a hand resting on the abdomen. The physiognomy suggests a deep meditation. Powerful long legs extend a prominent buttock. Desication cracks, matte powdery patina, ochre pigment residue. The populations of the same cultural region, grouped under the name " lobi ", make up one-fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in Ghana, they have also settled in northern Côte d'Ivoire. It was at the end of the 18th century that the Lobi, from North Ghana, settled among the ...


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Lobi Bateba Statues
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Ex-belgianAfrican art collection.
Knee, hands arranged on either side of his prominent abdomen, this Lobi statue has a face with a meditative and serene face. Eyelids closed in a head with naturalistic features. This ancient wooden effigy, the Bateba, was placed on the altar after a ritual to become the receptacle of a bush spirit, the Thil, and thus become an active, intermediate being that fights against sorcerers and other evil forces. When they are honoured, these spirits show their benevolence in the form of heavy rains, good health, numerous births; Ignored, they remove it and lead to devastating epidemics, drought and suffering.
These spirits pass on to the soothsayers the laws that followers must follow in order to receive their protection.
They are represented ...


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350.00

Lobi chair
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Ex. French private collection
African tribal art among Lobi
The furniture is an artistic medium in its own right in African art.
This is a three-foot, high-curved, curved monoxyle chair with a clear patina with traces of desication.
The use that had been made over the decades strengthened the close ties between the owner and the room so that at his death the seat was placed on the family altar and served as an interface to communicate with the soul of the deceased.


Lobi communities are organized around nature spirits. When honoured, these spirits show their benevolence in the form of heavy rains, good health, numerous births. Ignored, they remove it and lead to devastating epidemics, drought and suffering.


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390.00

Lobi Statue
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Sculptural piece in African art.

This male statue presents the aesthetic canons typical of the Lobi. Simple features for a body and quite imposing members. Lobi communities are organized around nature spirits. When honored, these spirits show their benevolence in the form of abundant rains, good health, numerous births. Ignored, they remove it and cause devastating epidemics, drought and suffering. These figurines are placed on the tombs, in a dark corner of the owners' house, with many other sculptures embodying other spirits because it takes a large number to face the many threats of the rural world of Africa. West. A crusty patina covers the entire sculpture. Here and there, feathers bear witness to the libations to which it has been subjected.


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750.00





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