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Lobi 1

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Lobi 1

Artist: Unknown Lobi artist

Name: bateba (bah-tay-ba) male shrine figure

Origin: Lobi people of Burkina Faso

Made of: wood

Dimensions: H: 21.25” (54cm) W: 4.3” (11cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela Cobb, 2008

Accession no. 2011.02.002

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)

Accession no. 2008.02.006

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Description: A highly simplified standing male figure. The arms are straight at the side without distinct hands; the legs are slightly bent and end in block-like feet.