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Bruce Frank Primitive Art
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Fetish Figure

Fon, Benin or Dahomey
Benin or Nigeria
Early 20th Century

Provenance: Old New York collection, acquired in Paris during the 1990’s

This small personal fetish object has been imbued with great power; consisting of two figures tightly bound together with old string; along with a wonderful complex surface patina from copious amounts of sacrifices. A ritual specialist prescribes the contents of these libations for specific problems; and small examples such as this are kept within personal shrines. The two figures on this example are very well carved with expressive faces, and they also have iron power emblems and cowrie shells attached adding to the magic of the object.

Fetish Figure

Fon, Benin or Dahomey
Benin or Nigeria
Early 20th Century

Provenance: Old New York collection, acquired in Paris during the 1990’s

This small personal fetish object has been imbued with great power; consisting of two figures tightly bound together with old string; along with a wonderful complex surface patina from copious amounts of sacrifices. A ritual specialist prescribes the contents of these libations for specific problems; and small examples such as this are kept within personal shrines. The two figures on this example are very well carved with expressive faces, and they also have iron power emblems and cowrie shells attached adding to the magic of the object.

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