Pair of Bochio Posts - Fon People, Benin M25
Pair of Bochio Posts - Fon People, Benin M25
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Pair of Bochio Posts - Fon People, Benin M25

$3,600.00
The practice of vodun, or voodoo, has objects or fetishes that can only act once they have been rendered sacred. These sculptures emanate qualities of energy and foreboding. Their ambiguous aesthetics are linked to their role in both protecting their owners from danger and harming those responsible for their difficulties. Bocio are portraits, and are meant to stave off misfortune. They are very powerful and personal objects. Using the pointed iron base, the bocio is planted in the ground in front of shrine where it receives offerings. Prescribed by a diviner, and empowered by adding various organic substances, a bocio serves as a decoy, drawing harmful forces away from its owner.

Ex. Charles Jones African Art, N. Carolina, Ex. Scott Rodolitz and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Note: Stands not included.

Male: Height: 21 " x Width: 4" x Depth:2"
Female: Height: 19" x Width: 4 " x Depth: 2".

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