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.
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.
- Indigenous object name
- Bateba Phuwe- Provenance Jan Kusters
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Burkina Faso
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 38×9×10 cm