Lot: 121

102nd Auction

Figural pendant "bateba"

Burkina Faso, Lobi

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Wilfried Glar, Eschweiler, Germany H: 3.3 inch 750 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

copper alloy (bronze, brass),

According to Wilfried Glar, this early piece was probably made for a Lobi around 1900 by a skilled Mande-based caster. According to Klaus Schneider, the Lobi learned casting only after 1920.


Schneider, Klaus, Handwerk und materialisierte Kultur der Lobi in Burkina Faso, Stuttgart 1990