A Lobi wooden janus 'Bateba' figure
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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1940: item # 1208644
Please refer to our stock # L97741 when inquiring.
michael cichon tribal arts
P.O. Box 5919
Bradenton, FL 34281
further provenance on request
|Standing with both arms upraised in the manner of a 'dangerous' Bateba, this extraordinary example shows a female with second face in a janus position. The facial style is quite like Bateba Yadawara (sad Bateba), and the surface has remains of sacrificial encrustation overall. 9.75"H, in very fine condition with a small, old chip to the bowl-like form atop the head. From Burkina Faso, West Africa, early 20th century. Old private collection, Florida.|