Bocio fetish figure Fon Benin
Fetishes in traditional African art
Botchio African fetishes can be used for beneficial or evil purposes. This statue-post has a thick patina of use consisting of libations, feathers, pieces of wood, fabric and padlocks.
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.
Beautiful piece of authentic type Botchio / Bocio proposed by our art gallery.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 73 x 9 cm
- Ethnic group
- Wood, accessories
- Tribal Art Collection Italy
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