Voodoo fetish - Legno - Personnage zoomorphe - Benin

Voodoo fetish - Legno - Personnage zoomorphe - Benin
Inizio XX secolo - Buone condizioni

Fetish monkey, Fon culture, Benin. Height 41 cm

Intriguing and powerful character mixing human and ape-like characteristics. It is an object of voodoo worship of the Fon peoples of Benin. The sculpture is powerful, strong and mastered. The character seems anchored to the ground, drawing primal force from it. His position and attitude gives him a dominant air. The sculptor was able to breathe life into this work and give it a rather rare evocative power. The wood is ancient. Crusty patina on the face of the object, the back did not undergo the same offerings. The face is captivating, it is asymmetrical but realistic and balanced. A necklace decorates the neck. The hands are beautiful, in a waiting position. The set invites to look, to imagine and to feel. A beautiful rare and important collector's item. Around 1930.

Private collection, Germany. Acquired around 1980
Private collection, Marseille.

Dettagli lotto
Voodoo fetish
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Personnage zoomorphe
Regione / Paese
Inizio XX secolo
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
41×0×0 cm
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