Figure - Dense Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Description
Figure - Dense Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Lobi - Burkina Faso
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

The Lobi tribe migrated into Burkina Faso from present day Ghana in the XVIIIth century.

The Lobi Bateba figures are considered as living beings and communicateon behalf of its spirit called Thil.
The Lobi figures are in every house and a small shrine room is set apart for the worship of ancestral spirits.
The sorcerer fills the shrine with a variety of wooden statues together and clay sculptures, iron staffs, bottles, pots and the like. Frequent sacrifices are made at these shrines to ensure the goodwill of the ancestors, and to assure good health and fortune.

A big figure in dense hard wood.

H= 48 cm

B/W ill: Lobi-Bateba shrine-Burkina Faso

provenance: Donald Taitt, an abstract painter from Paris born in 1930 who collected African Art.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
Provenance Donald Taitt
Ethnic group/ culture
Lobi
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
Dense Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
48×10×8 cm
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