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Lobi bateba betise figure, Burkina Faso
8" tall
wood, pigment
early to mid 20th century

$750

Another Lobi figure with extraordinary elongated arms.

"Statuettes depicting a man and a woman making love (the man always positioned behind the woman), the
thilbou
khe mounkha
, which are prescribed for single men so that they find a wife or to women to avoid sterility or wished
to have a child." from the article "Lobi Art and Culture" by Julien Bosc.
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