Mid 20th cent.
‘Bochio’ sculptures are made by the Fon tribe (modern-day Benin, West Africa). They are often quite crude carvings which impress precisely for their aesthetic imperfection.
Bochio figures stand in village squares or in front of house entrances. They are supposed to attract evil, and in this way, act as a lightning rod, keeping it away from the people. They are guardian figures.
The figure being offered is made from a hard wood with a good patina.
Old and authentic.
From a private collection in Belgium.
Height: 93 cm
Catawiki member since September 9, 2015, received 69 reviews in total (16 in last 12 months)
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arrived yesterday in perfect condition - THX all fine
Quick shipping, good packaging, statue in great condition. Thanks!
Very nice and fast delivery!
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