About this object

Lobi society was not centralized and no special training was required in order to carve shrine figures, so the head of a Lobi household often carved shrine figures for his own shrine room. Consequently Lobi shrine figures often varied considerably from region to region and even from one household to another.

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
    550 mm x 124 mm x 116 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: Carved Male 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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