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Bocio Fon Fetish
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African art > African fetish > Bocio Fon Fetish

Ex Belgian art collection.

This is a fetish of a character presenting a small ritual cut. It retains a fabric link with it's mouth, at the end of which a mass is attached, magical load encrusted with animal hair, probably primates and warthogs. A thick crusty patina covers the whole, many libations having been made. The Fon are currently in a part of the Republic of Benin called the Kingdom of Dahomay. The legend says that a princess of Yoruba origin created this kingdom before the seventeenth century. Their culture and stylistic characteristics are related to those of neighboring ethnic groups all located in a lagoon region in eastern Côte d'Ivoire. These ethnic groups have the same social structure: a society headed by a leader where the age of men determines their social ...


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Altar Opà Asen
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African art > black iron > Altar Opà Asen

"Ex-collection English African art

It is in a room of the house reserved for this purpose that the great families of Benin (former Dahomey) kept portable altars made from pieces of metal. Asen, these sticks were created for each ancestor, serving as go-betweens between the world of the living and the dead, and prayers and offerings were made during a ceremony called "ahanbiba" during the dry season. An Asen was dedicated to an ancestor and dedicated sacrifices throughout the year, and among the Yoruba in neighboring Nigeria, these sticks were emblems depicting birds. for divination ceremonies related to the god of herbalists and occult sciences, Osanyin, or that of divination, Orunmila. a central shaft, overcoming a cup, eight rods support a circular platform having a skit. ...


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Marabout hat Fon of Dendi
African art > Headdress Hat > Marabout hat Fon of Dendi

Private collection of African art J.Putteners
In its history, Fon African art has been imbued with Yoruba and ewe creations according to migration and trade. However, this art cannot be reduced to these two influences. Indeed, the Fon themselves have brought their originality to their statuary.
In particular, voodoo or vodun, a religious cult whose name comes from a variant of the Yoruba word meaning "dieu", is found in them.

At the top of a basket woven with natural fibres, the skull and horns of an animal are decorated with beads of blue, white and red glasses, cauris for the pupils and along the middle line dividing the skull. There are metal rings, bells and leather bags, giving this " object of curiosity" a special strangeness.


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Fon Fetish Throne (Rare)
African art > _1 > Fon Fetish Throne (Rare)

Throughout its history, African Fon art has been imbued with Yoruba and ewe creations according to migration and trade. However, this art cannot be reduced to these two influences. Indeed, the Fon themselves have brought their originality to their statuary.
In particular, voodoo or vodun, a religious cult whose name comes from a variant of the Yoruba word meaning "dieu", is found in them.

This fetish throne, ritual object, imbued with great strength, exceedingly rare, was harvested in 1988, comes from the house of a fetishist, it represents his power, when you enter the house of a fetishist who owns this throne, you know that you have in front of you an outstanding fetishist, a true sorcerer whose power is recognized by all. It is this throne that represents the power of ...


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