These fetishes are called muti and are filled with magic substances & ingredients for protection or to cure ailments.
The abdomen on this one has almost completely worn away, together with the fetish ingredients.
Ex. Dr. Michael Berger Collection, Ex. Leonard Kahan Gallery, New York and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection
Published in "Values in African Art and Culture" book, by Charles Bordogna.
Height including base: 17 ¾"
Width: 3 ⅛”
Depth: 3 ¼”