Fetish - Wood - Boccio - Fon - Benin

Description
Fetish - Wood - Boccio - Fon - Benin
1st half 20th century - Good

Authentic Voodo female Fon Boccio wooden fetish figure with textiles and a wax sacrificial layer. Oozing patina.

Height: 35 cm , 36 cm on the metal stand.

From a private collection in the Netherlands, then in the german collection of Wikinkonde.

Bochio are very powerful and very personal objects. An individual may make one for protection, to harm an enemy, or to ensure personal success. The bochio is made in secret, so that only the owner knows its composition and purpose. Some materials, however, have consistent functions. The bochio is put in the ground in front of a shrine or in some other spiritually significant location. Bocio operate at the crossroads between the spiritual and the human realms.

Lot details
Object
Fetish
Indigenous object name
Boccio
Ethnic group/ culture
Fon
Region/ country
Benin
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
35×14×10 cm
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