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Ancient and Great Fetish Yoruba War Rider - Wood, feathers, cowries, raffia, rope, earth grigri - Benin

Lot reference 30527795

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Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Ancient and Great Fetish Yoruba War Rider
Region/ country: Benin
Material: Wood, feathers, cowries, raffia, rope, earth grigri
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 70×27×70 cm

Interesting Fetish attributed to the Nago The Nago are Yoruba populations settled in Benin.
There are very few fetishes in this region.
This ancient and large rider fetish is mounting a horse.
The figure is alive, the sculpture, dynamic and expressive.
A Yoruba proverb confirms: “It is death that turns an individual into a beautiful statuette; unlike these, a living person has shortcomings”.
Considered much more than a simple physical representation of a beloved one, the Ibeji influences the life of the family, that is the reason why the latter continues to devote prayers and cults, and to offer libations to it.
The Yoruba community is very organised and is composed of several societies which roles vary.
While the masculine Egbe society reinforces the social norms, the Aro gathers the farmers.
The Gelede presents more esoteric and religious aims.
The notables gather together within a society named Esusu.
The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu were founded after the disappearance of the Ifé civilisation and are still at the basis of the political structure of the Yoruba.
The Oyo have created two cults focused on the Egungun and Sango societies which are still active and worship their gods, the Orisa, through ceremonies using masks, statuettes, sceptres and supports of divination.


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Catawiki member since May 24, 2019, received 19 reviews in total (19 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 89.5% (19 reviews)
(last 12 months)
  • the figurine arrived very quick and well protected. I am quite satisfy with the figurine, it looks nice
    thank you

    biurguignon2014 December 10, 2019

  • received the item in good order and very fast

    rustlerconsult December 10, 2019

  • Receive the package well packed!
    Only shipping cost were quite high (€35,-) for an object that weights not even 2 kg.

    Thanks anyway :)

    user-4146279 November 28, 2019

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    Fast delivery and very well packed and protected. Reliable.
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    kuiperlo November 14, 2019

  • Smooth & Easy

    user-38b9a94 November 13, 2019

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    rien à dire sur l'objet mais il a fallu mettre en demeure le vendeur de livrer l'objet car celui le l'avait pas envoyé 2 semaines après le paiement et ce, malgré les relances de catawiki.
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    user-e326c7b October 24, 2019

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    Dentro da descrição. Peça muito bem acondicionada.
    Estou agradecido
    José Furtado
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    user-5799582 October 2, 2019

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    Entrega muito rápida . Embalagem cuidada. Peça muito interessante.
    Cumprimentos ao vendedor.
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    user-2917ccc October 2, 2019

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    Une corne a été cassée et mal repeinte. Les perles du bas ont été changées et grossièrement recollées. La description ne fait pas part de ces défauts. Le vendeur ne répond plus aux messages... dégoûté
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    user-e326c7b September 9, 2019

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    Spedizione rapida ed accurata. Oggetto come descritto. il Venditore non ha risposto al messaggio di richiesta informazioni ma esperienza comunque positiva.
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    oresid August 24, 2019

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    ok, bonne réception, bon emballage
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    pat78000 August 9, 2019

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    Everything ok. Fast delivery, very well packed.
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    Paulo-11 August 6, 2019

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    Alles perfekt ! Gerne wieder !! ???
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    user-d0df2bf July 20, 2019

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    imballaggio e spedizione rapida ed accurata. Oggetto come da foto.
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    oresid June 17, 2019

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    masque bien reçu. merci belle qualité. très beau masque
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    NicolasMoser June 13, 2019

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