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Lot 0118A
West Africa, Burkina Faso, Lobi peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A hand-carved, light wood sculpture of an abstract standing, nude human figure with female characteristics who appears to be pregnant. This style of figure is called a "bateba," a traditional doll carved by artisans in Lobi society and is believed to act on the behalf of the carver. Size: 3.75" W x 25" H (9.5 cm x 63.5 cm); 28.15" H (71.5 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection

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Lower legs/feet are missing. Stable crack through side of head and down one side of the body. With light deposits on surface and remains of some pigment. Form is nicely preserved.

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Early 20th C. African Lobi Wood Nude Figure

Estimate $600 - $900Jul 19, 2018