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Couple of Lobi Thuna batebas figure (N° 18890)

Ex Belgian collection.
This pair of Lobi statuettes embodying a bateba or lineage ancestor adopts a static rectilinear position. Their hairstyle would be that of the Thuna warriors. One foot is damaged. Grainy patina. The populations of the same cultural region, grouped together under the name "Lobi", form one fifth of the inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Few in number in Ghana, some of them also live in the north of the Ivory Coast. In the late 18th century, the Lobi came from northern Ghana and settled among the indigenous Thuna and Puguli, the Dagara, Dian, Gan and Birifor. The Lobi believe in a creator God named Thangba Thu, to whom they turn through the worship of numerous intermediate spirits, the Thil, who are supposed to protect them, with the help of the diviner, against a host of plagues. The geniuses of the bush, red-haired beings called Kontuor, are also supposed to help them. To communicate with men, the different Thils ask for bateba sculptures in order to incarnate themselves. Different sacred altars are erected around the Lobi houses. The sanctuary of the family house is called the Thildu, where tribal sculptures of wood, iron or brass, statues of ancestors and batebas are grouped.  

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OriginEx-collection belge J.P.L
EthnyLobi
Countryburkina faso
Material(s)wood
Height36
Width8
Weight1.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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