Voodoo fetish, Fon people, Beni

Voodoo fetish, Fon people, Beni
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Very nice and original fetish showing us a standing character, legs bent with hands raised on the chest in prayer position. The expression of the character is touching and filled with contemplation. The figure is carved in a piece of calabash and inlaid in a baboon jaw. A cowrie shell adorns each side of the jaw. The bone has a beautiful patina of use and the statue is covered with a very beautiful sacrificial patina. On its back, we can see that the fetish has kept a small vial nestled in the hollow of the jaw.
This fetish is a very beautiful testimony of the Voodoo cult, it is harmonious, very well composed and very captivating!
Wood, calabash, string, jaw, cowries, glass, various agglomerates. Voodoo cult, Fon people, Benin
H : 17 cm
Circa 1960
Sold with its base
Shipped by colissimo with insurance.


Ethnic group Fon - Fongbe
Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
Period 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
Country of origin Benin
Height (cm) 17 cm
Materials Wood
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 69620, Ternand, France
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