Lot: 30

94e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Petite figure debout "bateba"

Burkina Faso, Lobi

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 25 cm 800 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 27% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

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.