African Woods: collection
   
 
 
 
  Lobi 16 cm high
Bought from Christie’s Tribal Art sale June 1996
 
 

This small female figure has a torso enhanced with a red pigment called Garri - a bateba made for a Lobi hunter and protected by the red colouring.
This carving is the recipient of sacrifices petitioned by the hunter for a rewarding chase.

 
 
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