A Lobi figural stool, by Sikire Kanbire of Gaoua

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Lot 2509
A Lobi figural stool, by Sikire Kanbire of Gaoua
height 24in

US$ 4,000 - 5,000
£ 3,300 - 4,100
A Lobi figural stool, by Sikire Kanbire of Gaoua
Burkina Faso, the style classical to the carver, lovely patination from use and remains of burnished surface detail; the small antelope head delicately rendered.
height 24in

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Governors State University, IL, 2003
    Krannert Art Museum, IL, 2003
    Belger Art Foundation/University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, 2004
    Tall Grass Art Association, IL, 2005

    Published:
    Bourgeois and Rodolitz, REMNANTS OF RITUAL: SELECTIONS FROM THE GELBARD COLLECTION OF AFRICAN ART, Ethnos, New York, 2003, p.4, fig.10

    Stools become associated with the spirit of their owner and after the owner's death are placed in a shrine as a means of communication between generations. This stool was carved by the Lobi master Sikire Kanbire of Gaoua. Another stool, virtually identical and attributed to Sikire can be found in Kunst und Religion der Lobi, figure 190.
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