Lobi spirit figures called “bateba,” were carved in human-like form and were used as repositories for spirits called Thil. Our Lobi fetish figure was kept in a family shrine and was used for protection against illness, misfortune and to ensure the good will of ancestors.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a California collection
Materials: Wood with a rich patina on custom stand
Dimensions: 4 1/2 in. high x 1 1/4 in. wide
Condition: Figure in good condition with a rich patina from age and use
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