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Sitting Lobi bateba Figure (110)

SKU: AFTA110 Category: Tag:

£260.00

About this piece

Sitting Lobi bateba figure, with wood patina of use. Representativea figure, sitting with arms on the legs. Erosion damage at the base of the figure from insects and age. This figure possesses the attributes of bateba figures created by the Lobi peoples.  They are described as intermediaries between men and protective spirits called Thila. This figure has been approved as being authentic with significant signs of tribal use and age.

We find the Lobi people in Burkina Faso, few in Ghana and in Northern of Ivory Coast in West Africa.

Item details

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 41 cm
Provenance

Ex French Collection

Estimated Date

Mid 20th Century

Country

Burkina Faso

Material

Wood

Stand

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