Ancient anthropomorphic fetish / Democratic Republic of Congo / Mid-20th century /

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 38090, Villefontaine, France

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    Representation of a female fetish.
    The latter is represented standing in a stylized manner, the arms blending into the mass of the body. Two barely perceptible small breasts overhang a protruding abdomen thus making the junction with the upper limbs. The lower part of the body is worked in the manner of a cone thus allowing the stability of the work which was placed outside. The upper part of the body is characterized by a broad and minimalist neck on which takes place a triangular face slightly turned to the right. Two large, wide, fine eyes frame a trapezoidal nose under which a half-open mouth takes place.

    In African culture, death, disease or disaster are never natural. They result from the harmful action of an enemy or from a failure with regard to the gods and ancestors. Good is in a way only the absence of evil, hence the importance of being constantly surrounded by an escalation of fetishes.

    Without base: 8.5 x 4 cm
    Condition: Beautiful patina, significant crack due to age
    Provenance: Former private collection, Switzerland

    Ref: 7AZTHW40QS

    Style Tribal Art
    Century 20th century
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 1 Business Day
    Location 38090, Villefontaine, France

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