Stunning and rare Lg Carved from a dense and strong wood
Old Lobi Bateba sculpture of a male
with Custom Black wood Base.
The Lobi people, who live in Burkina Faso and Ghana, revere spirits known as Thil, and build shrines to them, which are filled with figures like this one. These figures, known as Bateba, The Bateba are looked upon as living beings charged with special powers The Lobi believe that the Bateba are superior to humans.sculpture alone measures 9" w by 18" d bt 17.5" h and 20.5" w by 7.25" w by 19" H with the stand .