African Woods: collection
   
 
 
 
  Birifor carving from Gaoua 30cm high
Bought in 1995 in Accra, Ghana
 
 

Lobi betise - or a naughty Lobi as dealers call them.
When a soothsayer is consulted by a client who is impotent or intent upon finding a wife the spirits can give the order to put a bateba like this one on the shrine.

 
 
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