NAK 0614-3 – SOLD
Lobi Pendant, Burkina Faso
H: 9,5 cm (3,7”), W: 3,6 cm (1,7”)
Pendant for men “thungbubiel” from the Lobi people of Burkina Faso.
Worn only by Lobi men of rank, this exceptional example is finely carved with raised central ridge, pierced “eyes” at the top and triangular base; fine, natural varied light and honey-brown patina.
Provenance: Brussels Gallery ex Private Collection, New York
Cf. Meyer (1981: 178, figure 250) for a related pendant