Beggar monkey fetish - sacrificial patina / wood - Baoule / Baule - Côte d'Ivoire

Description
Beggar monkey fetish - sacrificial patina / wood - Baoule / Baule - Côte d'Ivoire
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

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.

Lot details
Object
Beggar monkey fetish
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoule / Baule
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Material
sacrificial patina / wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
18.5×6×6 cm
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