Lot 72: An expressive Lobi Bateba figure

People: Lobi
Burkina Faso
H: 20"
The figure carved with a well defined face and characteristic oval head, the neck long and powerful; the arms thrusting backward in a gesture of dispelling evil. The torso and legs carved in typical fashion. Old variegated surface. On a custom base.

Ex. Tribal Arts Gallery, NY c. 1983-1984 Ex NY private collection


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