Material: Wood, horn, shell, fibers & glass
Country: Republic of Benin
Description: Fon fetishes are believed to be imbued with
powers to protect the owner & his family from
malevolent forces and misfortune. They are used
on altars and are annointed with sacrifices. The
color blue represents the snake god Dan, who
manifests itself as a rainbow. This fetish was
secured into an old mortar.
Dimensions: 43" high by 12" wide by 12" deep
Includes custom-made stand.
Provenance: Ex-Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.