Fetish Figure

Fon, Benin or Dahomey
Early 20th Century
Ex: Private NYC Collection

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 with-in personal shrines. The two figures on this example are very well carved with expressive faces; and they also have iron power emblems attached adding to the mystic of the object.

This piece stands 5.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 704