Lot: 30

94th Tribal Art Auction

Small figure "bateba"

Burkina Faso, Lobi

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 9.8 inch 800 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base

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.