Bobo blacksmith fetish (Front view)

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Item : Bobo blacksmith fetish, Picture : Front view (approx. 19 Kbytes)

This statuette is a forge guardian, a mythical being, whose only blacksmith holds the secrecy. It emanates from it an impressive power, primarily due to the posture of the figure and its scrutinizing glance.

19th / 20th century.

Origin : Private collection, Madrid

Object #5370

Origin :

Burkina Faso (Area bordering Mali)

Type :


Ethnic group :

Bobo (Bobo Fing)

Material :

Iron structure covered with a thick earthy sacrificial patina, cloth

Size :

H = 11.4 inches

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