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Lobi bateba thilbou fi hin figure, Burkina Faso
9" (23cm) tall
wood, pigment
early 20th century
ex Sigfrid Södergren collection

SOLD

"Statuettes with the head turned to one side, called thilbou fi hin, keep watch against the arrival of enemies."
from the article "Lobi Art and Culture" by Julien Bosc.
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