Ancient Lobi statue (Burkina faso). It represents a standing figure with a serene expression. It has suffered the ravages of time, but remains a fine example of Lobi statuary. Dynamic treatment of the body which goes in widening, interesting proportions of the long thin arm which envelops the body... The back is hollowed out from the neck to the buttocks, large legs (erosions visible on the photos, due to burial in the ground). Scarifications in the form of lines on each cheek. Hard wood with an earthy patina. Height: 61.5 cm. Former Parisian collection.