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Bocio fetish figure - Fon - Benin - SOLD OUT
The fetish in traditional African art
Botchio African fetishes can be used for beneficial or evil purposes. This statue has a thick patina of use consisting of libations, feathers, pieces of wood and fabric. The Fon are famous for the making of fetishes at the worrying pace with complex patinas.
Sometimes, they can also be in the form of poles or bowls. The word Botchio or Bocio designating an ancient religious manifestation, is composed of "bo", power, and "cio" meaning cadaver.
Origin : private collection, FranceDating : 1950Size : 39 x 15 cm Materials : wood, rope, blood, accessories,..
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- 39 x 15 cm
- Ethnic group
- Tribal art collection France
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