Figure - Hardwood - BOTCHIO - FON - Benin

Description
Figure - Hardwood - BOTCHIO - FON - Benin
XIXth century - Good

Exceptional Fon Botchio, carved in a bust of a female ancestor, naked breasts as a nourishing sign.
Very hard wood, ancient oily brown patina of wear, some localised age-related erosion.

Fon, Benin, 19th century.

Dimensions: 65 x 10.5 cm.

Provenance: Former private collection, Amsterdam.

Lot details
Object
Figure
Indigenous object name
BOTCHIO
Ethnic group/ culture
FON
Region/ country
Benin
Material
Hardwood
Period
XIXth century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
65×10.5×0 cm
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