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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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#135420

Condition

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.

Starting Bid

$300.00

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Early 20th C. African Lobi Wood Nude Figure

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 2:00 PM GMT
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