African Woods: collection
   
 
 
 
  Dagara Bateba 34.5cm high
Bought in Accra in January 1995
 
 

These carvings represent a man and a woman; not a husband and wife, perhaps a founding pair.
Bateba such as these were made as shrine figures, they probably originate from the area between Batie and Gaoua, in the south of Burkina Faso.

 
 
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