A Fon Voodoo sculpture

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A Fon Voodoo sculpture, Benin, a wooden corpus with different attachments like fabric, iron pieces, shells and metal nails covered with a thick sacrification surface of many layers.

The Fon people live in the Dahomey kingdom, which is part of the Republic of Benin. Oral tradition suggests the Dahomey kingdom was created by a Yoruba princess some time before the 17th century. During the 18th century, its territories expanded and they took part in the slave trade with the French colonials. Two categories of Fon objects can be distinguished. The first includes royal paraphernalia such as Icing figures, commemorative iron staffs, called Asen, small metal emblematic figures and sceptres decorated with a zoomorphic blade. 

Lit.: Patrick Vilaire – Vodun Objects Excerpted from the catalog Vodun: African Voodoo, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2011, Wolfgang Jaenicke, a Voodoo village in the borderdestrict of Benin – Togo.

600 – 800,- Euro

Height: 68 cm
Weight: 4,2 kg

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Weight 4.2 kg