FON COUPLES ARCHIVES, Rep. of Benin

The Fon couples below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

 

FON
Couple 1
SOLD

 

FON
Couple 2
SOLD

 

FON
Couple 3
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

FON, COUPLES, Republic of Benin

Usually representing spirits, ancestors or the primordial couple, African couple figures were placed in shrines and treated with great respect. Through a wide range of style, scale, belief and function the couples depicted share a timeless, serene equality necessary to the continuity of their societies. Traditionally, most of the couples are two freestanding figures, conceived as a unit, and posed frontally, symmetrically, in formal postures and of equal size.

These Fon couples are fetish-like combinations with similarities to the more common doll-like single figures 0f the Ewe and Yoruba peoples.

  FON
Iron Figures

 

FON Asen
Staffs

 

FON Shield
Catalog

 

FON
Asen Staffs

  FON
Iron Figures

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