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This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" to get redirected to the Catawiki website. ‘Bochio’ sculptures are made by the Fon tribe (modern-day Benin, West Africa). They are often quite crude carvings which impress precisely for their aesthetic imperfection.Bochio figures stand in village squares or in front of house entrances. They are supposed to attract evil, and in this way, act as a lightning rod, keeping it away from the people. They are guardian figures.The figure being offered is made from a hard wood with a good patina.Old and authentic. From a private collection in Belgium.Height: 93 cm 22878389

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