Lot: 197

98th Auction

Male figure "bochio"

Benin, Fon

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection H: 22.2 inch 500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, red pigment, base

"Bochios" are protective figures for individuals, communities or for certain things. They are supposed to keep away harm.

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl (Hg.), Skulpturen und Objekte aus der Region des Königreiches Dahomey, Marl 2008, p. 61