|Ethnic group/ culture:||Fon|
|Material:||Animal skull, Wood|
|Period:||mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
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Interesting fetish composed of the skull of a bird placed on wooden stand. The fetish has clear traces of tribal use due to libations. Rare fetish object with much strength.
With no exact definition, a fetish is usually a manufactured object that is entered by spirits or impersonal powers after the appropriate rituals. Most fetishes are collections of energy-given substances, often including certain stones, horns, claws, teeth, bones, nails, keys, whistles, hair, locks, animal skin and so on, but also dirt and other similar ‘unclean’ but effective things.
The power of fetishes can be activated through sacrifices and are magically used for protection, causing harm, or increasing wealth or fertility.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).