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Fetish (1) - Wood, Metal, Twine - Ewe - Ghana

Lot reference 28606571
Fetish (1) - Wood, Metal, Twine - Ewe - Ghana

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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Fetish (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Ewe
Region/ country: Ghana
Material: Metal, Twine, Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 17×11×8 cm
Weight: 0.67 kg

An unusual Ewe tribe blue power object, encrusted with power objects like locks, keys and twine.

Fetishes were protective figures used by individuals, families, or whole communities to destroy or weaken evil spirits, prevent or cure illnesses, repel bad deeds, solemnize contracts or oath-taking, and decide arguments. A diviner or holy person would activate the statue, using magical substances. Fetishes gained power and were effective because people believed in them.

The patina is well developed with encrustation from ceremonial libations. Ex from a London collection.

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