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Botchio fetish figure - Fon - Benin
The use of fetishes in the traditional African art of Fon
A wooden figurine is placed in a basket, surrounded by metal spikes and libations and rope. The Fon are famous for the making of fetishes at the worrying pace with complex patinas. The word Bocio or Botchio refers to an ancient religious manifestation. It consists of bo meaning power and cio meaning cadaver. Botcio can be used for beneficial or evil purposes.
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Origin : private collection, ItalyDating : 1960Size : 26 x 16 cmMaterials : wood, iron, rope,...
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- Expert's estimate
- Ethnic group
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