FON PHALLUS – BENIN – 19tc C.
Wood, heavy weathered, parts missing, traces of insect causes damage.
Piece has been used for the “legba” ceremonies.
In the Republic of Benin in western Africa, Legba’s statue – which generally features a large, erect, and prominently displayed penis – stands guard at many doorways and village gates.
32cm high – Ø 6cm
Amma Gallery, Antwerp
All dimensions are without the mounting