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Old Bateba Divination couple fetish - LOBI - Burkina Faso

Lot reference 13148679

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Early 20th century - Good condition

A Lobi couple 'Bateba Phuwe" with fine patina from the Lobi poeple, Burkina-Faso.

Made of Wood, pigments, rope and crusty sacrificial patina
H: 19 cm (7'4")
Weight 230gr
Provenance: Private Belgian Collection.

The carver presumably lived and worked in the area bordering on Ghana. The works of this carver display a strongly cubist form of expression.
This Lobi couple is composed of geometric forms. One is reminded of the works of Picasso, Braque, Brancusi and other artists active in the first half of the twentieth century. This couple was used by a healer or diviner to combat sorcery or as aids in helping clients, varied dark-brown patina with encrustations.

Sent by registered and insured mail: International express parcel (Colissimo international) or registered Bpost.

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Feedback score: 91.4%
Reviews given: 38
Member since: April 24, 2017
  • Great seller, smooth transaction. Item as described.

    minarik February 16, 2018

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    Après des tarifs de port exhorbitants!!..des délais d'envoi extravagants, Me se résigne à ne pas envoyer les lots.SCANDALEUX : prétextant que le vendeur ne veut plus vendre
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    lovviere January 30, 2018

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    La statuette est belle mais le vendeur ne répond pas aux mails et catawiki est intervenu 2 fois à ma demande pour qu'enfin le lot soit envoyé ,et ce dans un emballage très succint.Dommage!
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    fluomag January 29, 2018

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    Le bateba a été retiré après la vente
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    tatiefraise007 January 26, 2018

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    De très beaux masques passeport Dan avec patine d'utilisation
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    lovviere January 25, 2018

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