African tribal art
A good Lobi stool or headrest Burkino Faso
This piece would have been used by a Lobi herdsman, the antelope head carved as a handle would indicate his prowess as a hunter. The Stool would also have been used as a headrest for sleeping . The patina on the carrying handle and the seated part are very different indicating years of use . When the owner died the stool would have been ritually blessed and placed in the family shrine . As in many African animist cultures a man`s stool or headrest is the symbol of his soul.
Size: Length 57cm, Width 12 cm.
Provenance: UK Collection.
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