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Auction Closes At: 15:37:01 05/20/2019
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 558. Lobi Bateba Ti Puo
Estimate: $4,000-$6,000
Current High Bid: $1,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,000.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Burkina Faso.
Period: Ca. early 20th Century.
Size: 26-1/4”H. (67cm).

Description: Large expressive sculpture carved of single piece of hardwood, with right arm raised extending at an angle, the oval head slightly tilted and bearing contemplative face with small bean shaped eyes and mouth. The torso stands with slight swayed pose, arm in relief next to navel, and legs slightly bent. Areas of burnished smooth patina around head, matte tan patina on body. Right arm reattached, weathered with surface abrasion around legs. Custom base. According to Piet Meyer, “Bateba ti puo” such as this are different than the ordinary bateba, they are carved with one arm up (or both) to protect home against enemies. They are more effective at protecting than ordinary bateba. -Meyer, Piet, Kunst und Religion der Lobi, Zürich 1981, sec. 4.3.1.
Provenance: Private Chicago Collection. Acquired from Perry Rubenstein Gallery, NY, 1995.
Shipping Fee:
National: $42.00
International: $178.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Lobi Bateba Ti Puo

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. dylon $1,000.00 1 5/20/2019 3:31:18 PM
2. dylon $750.00 1 5/17/2019 2:00:50 PM

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