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

Description
Figure - Wood - Bateba Phuwe- Provenance Jan Kusters - Lobi - Burkina Faso
1st half 20th century - Good

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.

Lot details
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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