About this object

Hutchings had a particular interest in Lobi shrine figures. In a memo he wrote to the museum’s director on 8 September 1966 he said: “I am keen for us to acquire a good Lobi collection. It is a vigorous, interesting, and unduly neglected art style.”

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Lobi
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ghana
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1966.
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ghana
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    535 mm x 145 mm x 125 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Figure (Lobi). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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