Fetish - Wood - Bochio - Ewe - Togo

Description
Fetish - Wood - Bochio - Ewe - Togo
around 1960 - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

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.

Lot details
Object
Fetish
Indigenous object name
Bochio
Ethnic group/ culture
Ewe
Region/ country
Togo
Material
Wood
Period
around 1960
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
120×19×18 cm
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