Private collection of Dir. Gerhard Vesely, Ethnogalerie Museum Schmiding
Blolo bian fetish, man from the afterlife. These fetishes are portrayals of ancestors or mythical spouses from the afterlife; one who is respected, manifested by a figure that corresponds to the fantasy or dream of the husband on earth.
The statue is a figure from the ancestral cult or an incarnation from the afterlife, revealed as a mythical spouse, that is cared for, nourished and respected.
Several age-related cracks from drying out.
Supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
- Ancestral figure or Mythical Spouse
- Indigenous object name
- Blolo Bian
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Sold with stand
- 28×0×0 cm