TALISMAN representing a RIDER called Putchu guinadji - Sao culture, Central Africa - First half of the 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    TALISMAN featuring a RIDER called Putchu guinadji
    Sao culture, Central Africa
    First half of the 20th century
    H.: 3,4 ; Dim.: 4,2 cm

    This copper horseman, also called Kotoko Horseman, refers to a magical force in the Sao culture. The horse represents the unhealthy, the man on the mount, who most often has no distinct features, refers to the evil spirit.

    The Putchu guinadji, literally translated as "horses of madness", had the capacity to ward off possession, madness or dementia. Its small size allowed it to be carried everywhere by its owner, sometimes for several years. The hole perceived on the neck of the animal also made it possible to hang it on the neck.

    It is said that the Sao are the ancestors of the Kotoko,

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

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