Fon. <em>Bocio</em>, 19th century. Wood, iron, duck’s bill, human jawbone, fiber, organic matter, 15 x 3 x 3 1/2 in.  (38.1 x 7.6 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 49.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.45_print_threequarter_bw.jpg)

Bocio

Artist:Fon

Medium: Wood, iron, duck’s bill, human jawbone, fiber, organic matter

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 3 1/2 in. (38.1 x 7.6 x 8.9 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 49.45

Image: CUR.49.45_print_threequarter_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden fetish object. Twin figures carved on platform base which tapers and is placed in a ferrule. Duck skull placed on front of torso, human jawbone(?) attached encrusted heavily with undetermined substance, perhaps blood. Necklaced with cowrie shells and string.

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