Lot 186: A monumental Lobi Bateba figure

A monumental Lobi Bateba figure. Lobi people, Burkina Faso, H: 59 1/2". The figure of monumental proportions, almost life size, wit arms raised (some restoration to the figure’s proper left arm, though arm is original), a classical and well carved Lobi face with lip-plug and typical coif and features. The whole encrusted and standing on long spindly legs. A fine and rare example. On a custom base. Ex. Private New England collection

Price Realized: $500

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