African Woods: collection
   
 
 
 
  Dagara from close to Birifu. Bateba phuwe 34cm high
Bought from Baba Sylla, an antiquaire in Accra, Ghana
 
 

An hieratic figure, made to be part of a shrine; a dancing figure leaning, although with some thrust to the torso creating a tension. A bateba that is alert to the rhythm of the xylophone and poised to step lively.

 
 
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