Apotropaic Fetish Adja Fon Benin

€150.00

Different groups in Benin (formerly Dahomey) and Togo have created receptacle objects carrying ingredients with occult powers. They are not, for the most part, objects of aggressive witchcraft. They help their users, usually to fight diseases, but also the bad luck. To acquire a reputation, a "fetishist" will have to demonstrate his abilities in the field of pharmacopoeia.

It is an animistic belief, but between magic and religion, it is not always easy to draw a boundary. Practitioners can not get a fetish on the market, it is the soothsayer or the witch doctor who will make the sacred object and indicate the ingredients and magic formulas essential to its development and its operation. All these African fetishes, in the hands of private individuals, were kept out of sight. These objects are related to voodoo practices.

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Shipping fees
00620

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
Expert's estimate
Ethnic group
Fon
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Benin
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Stand
Included
Condition
Excellent

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