Africa | Burkina Faso
Snake-shaped altar piece / currency
Height: 25 ¼ in. (64.5 cm)
Lobi snake-shaped currency 64 cm / Galerie Flak
Among the Lobi, these snake currencies are altar objects. The shape and style of such snake figures are not related to their protective function but rather depend on the instructions of the soothsayer and the work of the blacksmith.
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