The Nagu fetish figure was a powerful repository for Vodun used to protect against evil, sorcery, illness and to provide success. This bewitching wooden human figure exudes it’s power with an encrusted surface from ceremonial libations. The figure has arms to his sides bound by twine with beads, cowrie shells, iron and four metal bells.
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From an English collection
Materials: Wood, cord, beads, sticks, cowries and metal bells attached to an iron stake
Dimensions: 19 in. high x 4 in. wide
Condition: Overall condition is good, minor cracks and loss of encrusted material
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