Figurine representing a “Gbekre”, a bush spirit, holding an offerings’ cup in the hands.
Powerful head with a summit crest projected forward, it presents a fierce mouth and impressive teeth.
The neck and the ankles are surrounded with a necklace of fabric.
The feet are delicately digitalised.
The surface, also on top of the monkey’s head, is covered with thick crusty sacrificial patina and feathers, as well as remains of offerings: chicken blood, millet beer, which reflect the power of this amwin, “object of power” from the initiatory society for which it took over the authority from.
Wonderful crusty patina of wear.
This cynocephalus baboon with strong dynamics, tailless and humanoid, was both feared and admired, and played an important role within Baule imagination.
Items are shipped with insurance.
Objects are sent with a professional invoice.
The company is VAT free.
Express and secure shipment. Parcels are sent from Monday to Saturday via express parcel with track & trace (Colissimo Expert) with the French Post. The shipment takes between 2 and 3 days in France, 2 and 5 days throughout Europe.
You can view and/or pick up the object in Ajaccio, 20090 France.
- Beggar monkey fetish
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Baoule / Baule
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- sacrificial patina / wood
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 18.5×6×6 cm