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
Inventory #A3508
Price: $250

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