Lobi Ancestral Head, Burkina Faso
Lot 253
Lobi Ancestral Head, Burkina Faso
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
€2,900 - 4,300
Auction Details
Lot Details
Lobi Ancestral Head, Burkina Faso
height 8 3/4in (22.2cm)
the finely carved facial plane with pursed lips and almond-shaped eyes below raised brows, encircled by a raised, braided design, the incised striated coiffure flowing back and projecting out behind the back of the neck; fine, varied light-dark-brown patina; probably reduced from a longer neck.

Sotheby's, New York, May 1992
Bonham's, New York, May 2008
Private Collection, New York

  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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