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Statue(s) (1) - Cauris, Metal, Wood - Fon - Benin

Lot reference 29263371
Statue(s) (1) - Cauris, Metal, Wood - Fon - Benin

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1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Statue(s) (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Fon
Region/ country: Benin
Material: Cauris, Metal, Wood
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 58×0×0 cm

FON Sanctuary Statue
Voodoo in Africa is a religion strongly implanted in Togo and Benin, practiced in sanctuaries or temples by divine priests.
Its purpose is essentially to protect its followers against all the misfortunes of existence and to ensure their health, love, prosperity and fertility ...
These sanctuaries contain statues, representing gods, which are invoked during rituals accompanied by sacrifices.
These statues are endowed with mystical powers, each nail or pin pressed, each padlock attached and closed, refer to a particular use.
So here it is an important statue, often consulted and whose power and efficiency were recognized.
The statue is surmounted by a metal tray, inspired by the Assen for the ancestors.
Beautiful face, with blue patina, trapped chains.
Notice the second face on the emerging side of the nails.


Provenance : Private Belgian collection


Certification on request


Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)

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Catawiki member since June 27, 2017, received 89 reviews in total (37 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 97.2% (37 reviews)
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    elemento molto interessante per il suo significato, bello anche come oggetto. complimenti
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    amatore46 November 8, 2019

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    Superbe objet,très authentique!
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    Rospars September 9, 2019

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    Sehr schön, wie beschrieben
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    user-6ab0a03 July 10, 2019

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    joli masque très expressif. Je regrette toutefois qu'il ait été ciré.
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    CRICHOU July 8, 2019

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    OK
    Merci beaucoup
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    tatiefraise007 July 5, 2019

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    The object is beautiful, but no declaration of authenthicy / provenance arrived with the lot.
    Not a professional behaviour.
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    user-c4a6963 June 25, 2019

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    Dear Sir,
    I took note of your negative rating, despite the quality of the item.
    In the description of the object at the time of the sale, it is indicated that a certificate is established on request.
    Unless I am mistaken, I haven't noticed any request from you in this sense.
    In any case, the certificate will be sent to you by post.
    I thank you for correcting your assessment later, if you are satisfied.
    Best regards,

    Henry Coomans
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    très beau masque
    emballage efficace
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    christian2208 June 15, 2019

  • Pipe has arrived. Good quality, unusual piece. One significant problem. It was represented to be made of wood, metal, and brass. In fact, it appears to be primarily terracotta in some places sheathed

    user-f89ce25 May 22, 2019

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    Dear Sir Szathmary
    After checking with our postal services, your package has left the international sorting center and is on the way to its final destination.
    Your payment was made on May 1st and the package was sent
    May 7, it has been 17 days since it was given to postal services, we are aware that this wait is very long and are absolutely sorry.
    We continue our research for more details.
    We sincerely apologize for the wait.
    Best regards
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    Un magnifique masque ancien qui comptera parmi les joyaux de ma collection. Grand merci.
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    Dankaertseeke May 16, 2019

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    solSOL May 4, 2019

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    ok
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    tatiefraise007 April 24, 2019

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    A very nice Ibeji with beatiful patine and well aged.
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    Dalat2001 April 17, 2019

  • A most wonderful African piece described and delivered in a perfect way. Thank you.

    Korowai March 26, 2019

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    Belle qualité et originalité des œuvres. Très bonne relation.
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    super, rapidité d'envoi.
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    Nitshiki January 30, 2019

  • perfect thank you

    user-5666419 January 28, 2019

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    superbe masque emballage de professionnel
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    Largier January 24, 2019

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    complimenti per la vostra costante attenzione e per la rapidità con cui date risposta alle richieste del cliente!
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    user-238e702 January 23, 2019

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    Très beaux tissus ethniques.
    Emballage soigné.
    Merci.
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    henritoul January 15, 2019

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    Well received _ thanks
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    Statua stupenda molto più interessante che in fotografia sono veramente contento dell'aquisto e della vostra serietà. Grazie
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    amatore46 January 11, 2019

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    très bien emballé, beau masque.
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    TFarge26 January 11, 2019

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United States $49.80
Austria $36.30
Belgium $18.15
Canada $72.60
Denmark $36.30
France $18.15
Germany $18.15
Ireland $18.15
Italy $36.30
Luxembourg $18.15
Netherlands $18.15
Norway $36.30
Poland $36.30
Portugal $36.30
Spain $36.30
Sweden $36.30
Switzerland $36.30
United Kingdom $18.15
Rest of Europe $36.30
Anywhere else $36.30

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