0820YABE01

19th-century African phallus sculpture

A fine example of West African tribal art, these carved phalluses, or legba, were used by the Fon people of Benin to promote fertility and, when buried in the ground, to stimulate the growth of farm crops. Raised on a painted wooden base with felt lining. 39cm tall. The base 15 x 9.5cm
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19th-century antique African phallus sculpture
A fine example of West African tribal art, these carved phalluses, or legba, were used by the Fon people of Benin to promote fertility and, when buried in the ground, to stimulate the growth of farm crops. Raised on a painted wooden base with felt lining. 39cm tall. The base 15 x 9.5cm
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