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Lobi figure (N° 22587)
Female statuette whose tip of the chin rests on the bust. The oval head offers large, flat strokes. The straight back reveals an arched buttocks and a slightly protruding abdomen on which the hands rest. The joined, stocky legs disappear into a circular base.
The vigorous size, clearing the main planes, is representative of Lobi sculpture.
Matte patina imprinted with probably libation residues.
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This Bateba figure is supposed to embody a spirit of the bush, the Thil, and thus become an intermediary in the fight against sorcerers and all other evil forces.
These spirits are represented by wooden or copper sculptures called Bateba (large or small, figurative or abstract, they adopt different attitudes that symbolize the particular power or talent that the spirit uses to protect its owners). These figurines are placed in the house of the owners, along with other sculptures embodying other protective spirits.
Source: "Sculptures of the Three Voltas" Massa and Lauret .
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|Origin||Collection Patrick Malisse|
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