The ‘bochio’ sculptures are made by the tribes of the Fon and the Ewe (in today's Benin and Togo / West Africa).
They are frequently rather crudely carved pieces, which captivate precisely because of their aesthetic imperfections and simplistic design.
They stand in village squares or in front of a house entrance and are periodically given offerings.
They are protective figures, which draw evil to themselves, acting as a lightning rod and keeping it away from the people.
Being offered for sale is a large post figure in the characteristic Ewe style, expressive in its simplicity.
Matt red-brown patina, mounted on a metal base.
With good provenance.
Ex Galerie Kirbach, Düsseldorf (DE)
From the Karl Heinz Krieg collection, Neukirchen (DE).
For collection only!
Shipping may be available on request.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- around 1960
- Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 120×19×18 cm