Lobi Bateba Shrine figure with Hat #1399

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Description

This nice Lobi figure with a hat is created to protect the people. The figure is not carved after a person, but after a spirit. They were usually placed on family altars and shrines. It protects the whole family from sickness and bad luck. It could also be used for divination and was usually passed on from father to son.
Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures


Specifications

  • 20th century
  • Origin: Burkina Faso
  • Good condition
  • Ethnic group: Lobi tribe
  • Materials: Wood
  • Weight: 267 grams incl stand
  • Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 20 cm
  • Amount (in stock): 1
  • Damage: Splits and holes


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