Sitting Lobi bateba figure, with wood patina of use. Representative a 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.
This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity.
Provenance: Ex French Collection
Estimated date: Mid 20 century
Country: Burkina Faso
Height: 41 cm
Width: 10 cm
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