Bateba ti puo
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Bateba ti puo20th century
Carved and wrapped wood, shell, textile, and organic material
7 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (19 cm x 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.118.b
Other Number(s): 99 (223B) (Neufeld Collection Number)
223B (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Burkina Faso
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Lobi, Burkinabé, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Burkina Faso - Style and culture of the people of Burkina Faso.
- carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
- figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
- male - Referring to the sex that in reproduction normally produces sperm cells or male gametes.
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Important Tribal Art
New York, NY, 1989
Figure Number: 223b
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0182110.
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- "ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA." (Accessed May 10, 2020): Imodara.com. https://www.imodara.com/discover/burkina-faso-lobi-bateba-duntundara-witch-protection-figure-bateba-ti-puo-dangerous-bateba/.
- Piet Meyer, Kunst und Religion der Lobi (Zurich, Switzerland: Museum Rietberg, 1981), 88-95.
- Craft Caravan, Inc., Lobi Sculpture: February 11 - April 11, 1980 (New York, New York: Craft Caravan, Inc., 1980),
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