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Lobi Figural Slingshot Burkina Faso African Art

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136569
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Type of Object Artifact, Slingshot
Country of Origin Burkina Faso
People Lobi
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 8
Width (in) 3.5
Depth (in) 1.5
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Crack at forking

 

Additional Information: This slingshot reflect the artistry, power, and authority of the Lobi sculptor, as it was he who also carved the well-known wooden sculptures used by the people. On this example the handle is decorated with a representation of a standing female figure. Slingshots like this one were used by youth on rodents and birds providing food.

Recommended Reading: See AFRICAN MASTERPIECES FROM MUNICH-The Stratlisches Museum fur Volkerkunde.