Lot: 3094th Tribal Art Auction
Small figure "bateba"
Burkina Faso, Lobi
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|Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden||H: 9.8 inch||
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This figure belongs to the type of the sad "bateba" - "bateba yadawora". For despite the fragmentary condition it is still recognizable that a hand is placed on the chin. A gesture which the Lobi regard as an expression of deepest grief and which can be observed at funerals and in other situations of suffering.