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Fetish - Wood - Bochio - Ewe - Togo

Lot reference 30880707
Fetish - Wood - Bochio - Ewe - Togo

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around 1960 - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Object: Fetish (More lots)
Indigenous object name: Bochio
Ethnic group/ culture: Ewe
Region/ country: Togo
Material: Wood
Period: around 1960
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 120×19×18 cm

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.

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Catawiki member since September 9, 2015, received 67 reviews in total (16 in last 12 months)

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    Harwich November 26, 2019

  • arrived yesterday in perfect condition - THX all fine
    felix

    user-0b7d0ba November 26, 2019

  • Quick shipping, good packaging, statue in great condition. Thanks!

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    Just a very good item and perfect service and shipping.! This is a 1000 % honest and good seller.! My compliments and namaste.!
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    user-abd431d October 23, 2019

  • Very nice and fast delivery!

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    Alpha111 October 17, 2019

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    Comme toujours emballage parfait,objets conformes et de qualité.TOP VENDEUR ! !
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    user-d533873 October 11, 2019

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    Good communication - very well packed and arrived safe without any damage
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    endocon February 15, 2019

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    Graag had ik nog wat meer info over dit object.
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    user-dba7d61 January 25, 2019

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    It took some time due to the delivery companies (3!) but finally I received the statue in good order. Well packed. Best regards, Momowiki
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    Momowiki January 19, 2019

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    Gute und ohne Zweifel authentische Figur!
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    arttreasures December 20, 2018

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