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- Country of origin: Republic of Benin
- Size: 22 cm H x 8 cm W
- Materials: wood, white & blue pigments
- Authentic african art
The Fon fetishes are believed to have powers to protect the owner and his family from misfortune and evil spirits.
They are often used on altars, together with sacrifices, which are often attached to the fetish ('magical herbs').
The pocket with magical herbs is clearly visible on the pictures of this fetish statue.
3rd Quarter 20th century
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