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Twins bo - Fon - Benin
Twins bo - Fon - Benin
Twins bo - Fon - Benin
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Twins bo - Fon - Benin
Object
Twins bo - Fon - Benin
Ethnic group
Fon
Origin
Benin
Material
Clay, cord, cowrie shells, etc.
Size
11 cm
Description
Two small ceramic containers with openings at the top.
One of them opens towards the back, the other at the front.
They are connected by a string in the middle, which has caked, uncoloured glass beads threaded through it.
The construction is attached to three pieces of wood, that are also caked and have animal tendons wrapped around them. A handle has been attached at the top.
It is a cord made from cotton wool.
The amulet is decorated with three cowrie shells in the middle.
The handle is caked with earth, dust and possibly other substances.
It is a lucky charm for twins (the direction of the container openings determine the sex) and is supposed to repel evil forces.
Ref: „ African Vodun“ – Preston Blier- 1995
Price:   75,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  03-07
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