FUNCTION: To attract the good graces of "hideous spirits” in their natural state, the sculptor creates on the contrary, magnificent pieces which exalt the latter and makes these want to incarnate themselves into these objects.
Idealised on this manner, these house the figurine which absorbs their powers.
This is how the sculpture converts the evil spirit in positive load, and can draw benefit from it, often for hunting and to protect oneself from the spirits of the bush.
MATERIALS: hardwood with a strong shiny patina of handling, glass-beads.
DIMENSIONS: 50 cm high.
DESCRIPTION: in hardwood, this object features meticulous details throughout the sculpture and also the scarifications which are of great refinement: the hairdo is also of great refinement.
STATE OF PRESERVATION: perfect condition, without break nor restoration, it was well-preserved since its entry in France in the 1950s/1960s.
PROVENANCE: former André B Collection, well-known former African Art dealer and collector; Farafi Gallery, specialist in Arts of west Africa for more than twenty-five years.
Careful shipment via express parcel with track & trace (Colissimo suivi), as well as acknowledgement of receipt, including a picture and the abovementioned description.
- fetiche caça
- Nome do objeto indígena
- asie usu
- Grupo étnico / cultura
- Costa do Marfim
- Vendido com suporte
- 50×8×8 cm