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Replica Voodoo Relic West Indies and Africa - n/a - 16×15×22 cm

Lot reference 30636969
Replica Voodoo Relic West Indies and Africa - n/a - 16×15×22 cm

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1950 - Benin

Specimen: Replica Voodoo Relic
Object: West Indies and Africa
Scientific Name: n/a
Origin: Benin
Condition: Preserved
Year: 1950
Dimensions: 16×15×22 cm
Weight: 500 g

Replica of a human voodoo skull of bokonos. The used materials are as close as possible to the original skulls.

Scale 1:1

Relic skulls are found in many cultures, and also in Africa, mainly with the Fon and Adja with the Voodoo religion, but also with the Tiv, Kota, Kongo...

The descendants of the families use the skull of their ancestor to stay in touch...

The Fon, Adja call these "bokono" skulls

Guided by the divination of the Fa, The Vodou priests (Bokonos) often choose the remains of animals, but also of human beings: femurs, shins or jaws to adorn their altars.

Fr Yeratel  

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