Former collection of a French diplomat stationed in west Africa.
Large fetish voodoo figurine of a shaman.
Among the famous Fon creations, we can find the Botchio, fetishes used for the protection of villages, lineages and individuals.
Objects with slave chains are very rare since these were most often destroyed to erase the trauma caused by slave trade.
Many ornaments reveal its tutelary power. During Voodoo ceremonies, the shaman pours or spits diverse libations (alcohol, palm oil or chicken blood), as an offering, on the voodoo fetishes, in order to intercede with the god, which confers to this piece its characteristic crusty patina.
Objects are sent with insurance and track & trace.
- Voodoo Witch Doctor Fetish Statue
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- wood fabrics and metal
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 68×19×18 cm
- 3.66 kg