Losso Fetish Statue
Wood Statue from the Losso tribe of Togo. Anthropomorphic carving. Losso statues are not very common and their role is little known, but it has been reported that figures, such as this, are used in cult activity known as Jup. Each jup is connected with misfortune or disease. These cults can control these misfortunes and cure diseases based on how the members perform rituals and make payments.
Nice patina and insect damage to base indicate some age and use.