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Fetish Fon Boccio, Botchio (N° 18302)

Acquired in Savalou, Benin by the owner, this boccio features a figure with arms tightened around the trunk and comes in rounded shapes. A thin cotton cloth, draped around the legs, was knotted on the object partially coated with ochre clay. Very good condition.
The botchio (from bo: 'evil' in fon, and tchio , 'cadau') erected at the top of a pole was erected at the entrance of the village or a house in order to remove any threat, physical or spiritual. Some of them took minimalist forms, barely put on around a central trunk. The multitude of gods fon (the vodun), similar to those of Yoruba under different names, is represented by fetishes of all shapes and kinds. Their sanctuaries can be found in Togo, Dahomey, and western Nigeria. Statuettes embodying the legba protectors of the home, are often attached to them. The faithful administer daily offerings and libations to them, supposed to activate their power.  

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620.00 
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OriginCollection Wauters
EthnyFon
CountryBénin
Material(s)wood, textile
Height26
Width6
Weight0.43 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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