Description

    FON, Republic of Benin
    Seated Fetish Figure

    Wood, encrustation, fetish material, fabric, shells

    This fine seated figure has an encrusted surface with attached charm material. Figures of this type would have been made by a carver on the order of a diviner who would 'activate' it by adding aggregate materials to the figure, thereby making it the abode for a powerful spirit. The figure would have been ritually 'fed' with libations poured over it, which accounts for the encrustation over the fine and well-handled surface beneath.

    Height: 8 ¾ inches


    Estimate: $500 - $700.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    16th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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