Big, old fetish protection statue, EWE tribe, Togo, mid-20th century

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A really nice one! This is an old fetish protection statue of the EWE tribe in Togo. On top, there is a hole in its head, in which all kinds of substances are poured during rituals. The eyes are made of cowrie shells, a somewhat crusty patina on the head. Around the body, which is, as you can see, not worked out any further, there is a rag of cloth, partly covered with cowrie shells. The statue is neatly mounted on a stand.

Length: 60 cm (64,5 cm stand included)
Weight: 3080 grams
Origin: Togo
Date: mid-20th century
Provenance: ex-gallery Tounkara (ex-Peter Beaujean)

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