around 1960 - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Fetish (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Bochio|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Ewe|
|Condition:||Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
The ‘bochio’ sculptures are made by the tribes of the Fon and the Ewe (in today's Benin and Togo / West Africa).
They are frequently rather crudely carved pieces, which captivate precisely because of their aesthetic imperfections and simplistic design.
They stand in village squares or in front of a house entrance and are periodically given offerings.
They are protective figures, which draw evil to themselves, acting as a lightning rod and keeping it away from the people.
Being offered for sale is a large post figure in the characteristic Ewe style, expressive in its simplicity.
Matt red-brown patina, mounted on a metal base.
With good provenance.
Ex Galerie Kirbach, Düsseldorf (DE)
From the Karl Heinz Krieg collection, Neukirchen (DE).
For collection only!
Shipping may be available on request.
Catawiki member since September 9, 2015, received 67 reviews in total (16 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (16 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
arrived yesterday in perfect condition - THX all fine
Quick shipping, good packaging, statue in great condition. Thanks!
Very nice and fast delivery!
This lot is required to be picked up
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