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Sculpture - Wood - boccio - Fon - Togo

Lot reference 24188979
Sculpture - Wood - boccio - Fon  - Togo

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Location: Belgium
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2nd half 20th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

Object: Sculpture (More lots)
Indigenous object name: boccio
Ethnic group/ culture: Fon
Region/ country: Togo
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 18×6×2 cm

A small Adan voodoo figure used among the Ewé from Ghana

Collected between 1970 and 1980, private Belgian collection.

According to Dr Volkler Schneider, a German ethnographer and photographer, there exist two types of Adan figures. Ade (Adan) figures represent the various Ade hunting divinities of Ewe and also Yoruba people. Those figures are called: Agevi — a wooden or earthen statuette of a person, male or female, which has one arm, one leg and even one eye. Agevi is a representation of the dwarf spirit Age, used in the Age aspect of the circle of Adela (deified ancestor killed by a gun or a deified prominent hunter) or Ade divinities. Agevi symbolizes mysticism. Asisiagbate — a wooden or earthen statuette of a person carrying a load. Asisiagbate is a composte of the Agbewu or Mama circle of Ade divinities, a female counterpart of the hunter, in search of trade or commerce. Asisiagbate symbolizes commerce. [9]
The chief difference here is that Asisiagbate carries a "load", symbolizing commerce, rather than water. Things, however, can be further complicated when one sees that some "water carrier/load carrying" figures are also carved with missing limbs.
There is also a third type of Adan figurative carvings, namely of "normal" looking people carved with two arms and two legs.
According to de Surgy they are called Avlé and are "for the hearts of the victims of magic practices or the traps of the bush".

This finely carved items is guaranteed genuine by David Norden a dealer with more than 25 years experience, and not made for decoration.
A written description and the stand ( when available) will be included in your package.

If you want come see it, or pick it up in Antwerp, otherwise you'll get FREE delivery worldwide, and a WRITTEN DESCRIPTION in each package. All my picture are as close to the original object as possible, and I always take pictures of cracks in the wood without trying to hide them and details. What you see is what you get.

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  • Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!

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