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Lobi head, Burkina Faso
14.5" tall
wood, libations
mid 20th century
acquired from Wolfgang Jaenicke

A nice example of a Lobi head. I especially enjoy this
piece from the angle shown above or from the side as it
shows the line of the jaw going into the representation
of the ear which then angles back up to the line of the
eye. There is some old damage which is visible in the

Lobi head, Hans Bittlingmaier- collection,
probably an early example of this workshop
Example below for reference purposes