Small figure "bateba"
Burkina Faso, Lobi
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden||H: 9.8 inch||800 EUR / 1500 EUR|
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.