Lobi artists create attractive figures out of wood or metal to please the spiritual powers that protect them. This metal object, masterfully crafted from a single rod of iron, uses minimal means to express grace and movement.
The object will appear in iAfrica: Connecting with Sub-Saharan Art, an exhibition organized at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, October 3, 2009 through April 5, 2010.
Art object information:
Lobi culture, Burkina Faso
Middle of the 20th century
The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Mineapolis Institute of Arts accession number: 98.48.2