Old horn fetish from West Africa Mid 20th century

Old horn fetish from West Africa Mid 20th century
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Old horn fetish (medicine container) from West Africa; Mid 20th century; Animal horn (antelope); the upper end surrounds a dark paste where previously there was probably a wooden pencil (Stopper); the object was filled with 'magical' substances; great patina; the stopper is missing; a hole at the bottom; Dimensions: 27 cm; provenance: Estate / collection Gundi and Heinz Scharpf (1940-2018); The famous zookeepers from the Wilhelma zoological and botanical garden in Stuttgart had acquired the African objects during their trips to Cameroon and West Africa in the 1960s and 1970s;
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