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Figure - Wood - Bateba Phuwe- Provenance Jan Kusters - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Figure - Wood - Bateba Phuwe- Provenance Jan Kusters - Lobi - Burkina Faso

An old standing female Lobi figure with a big head, body position slightly bending forward.
Named Bateba Thilkotina, those figures where kept in shrines to protect the family.

Height 38 cm. One feet front part missing. (see images)
H= 43cm, on the custom made bronze stand.

Provenance: - Andreas Artemenko -Jan Kusters Netherland.

A collectors NUMBER on the side of the feet in white paint 1402

Lobi are considered a living being and have the ability to act out against forces that could harm it’s owner or bring good things to it’s owner depending on it’s intended purpose.

BATEBA PHUWE
These figures usually have no specific defining posture and are often figures with arms straight down and the figures are looking straight ahead and
often have a grim look on the face.

Object Figure
Indigenous object name Bateba Phuwe- Provenance Jan Kusters
Ethnic group/ culture Lobi
Region/ country Burkina Faso
Material Wood
Period 1st half 20th century
Condition Good
Sold with stand No
Dimensions 38×9×10 cm
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