Figura di antenato - Legno - Botchio - FON - Togo / Benin

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Figura di antenato - Legno - Botchio - FON - Togo / Benin
Inizio XX secolo - Condizioni discrete

Botchio Voodoo Fetish

83 cm

Hard and heavy wood, the patina is eroded because of its exposure over the years to bad weather.

This figure is part of the trunk in which it merged, it is a great Voodoo fetish or Botchio and has mysterious and magical powers, it is in charge of the protection of the inhabitants of his village from prowlers and spirits.

It has a sentinel role, protecting the village, a family or an individual, and is in charge of warding off dangers, guaranteeing order and harmony.
Thus, it can be used as an intermediary between the living and the dead.

Its minimalism is striking: only a single bloc with the stake supports it: it consists in a ghostly silhouette, maintaining a privileged relation with death.

A vigilance in the service of protection.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Figura di antenato
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Botchio
Etnia/cultura
FON
Regione / Paese
Togo / Benin
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
Inizio XX secolo
Condizioni
Condizioni discrete
Con supporto incluso
Dimensioni
83×15×20 cm
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