Lobi Abstract Pair, Burkina Faso
Lot 148
Lobi Abstract Pair, Burkina Faso
Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lobi Abstract Pair, Burkina Faso
Lot Details
Lobi Abstract Pair, Burkina Faso
Wood
heights 19 1/2in (49.5cm) and 21in (53.3cm)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New York
Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above by the present owner in 1999

An unusual pair of male and female Lobi Bateba figures carved for home altars to help fight against witchcraft and sickness and to bring good fortune and happiness. Often they are sometimes associated with ancestral spirits, their function is to protect the owner from harm. The crested male carved similarly to the female in geometric forms.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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