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African Wood Fish Sculpture, "Benin Mudfish"

In Beninese art, mudfish are a symbol of peace, prosperity, and fertility, for... more

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In Beninese art, mudfish are a symbol of peace, prosperity, and fertility, for they live between the land of mortals and the spirit world of Olokun, god of water. Anna Yawson designs this admirable hand-carved sese wood sculpture adorned with embossed aluminum plates and copper whiskers.

  • 0.39 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 7 cm H x 40 cm W x 9 cm D
  • 2.8" H x 15.75" W x 3.5" D

  • Sese wood, copper and aluminum
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Anna

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03/21/2022

"Very nicely made."

Part of my massive fish collection from all over the world. Nice elegant size.

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Ernesto

From Miami Beach FL, USA

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02/10/2018

"Benin Mudfish"

Its really wonderful,the most beautiful of my collection,the shipment excellent, fast and perfect, Thank you so much

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MARYLOU

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06/08/2022

"this sits on my fireplace, it is perfect"

I absolutely love this statue She Loves Life it is beautiful and reminds me to count my blessings....

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Dominique

From San Francisco Bay Area

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10/14/2020

"A gorgeous ornament"

A truly unique ornament to be cherished forever. The attention to detail can be noted in the beadwork and color choices.

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Carolyn

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05/06/2020

"Gift Well Received"

I bought this for my brother last year because hes a fisherman. He really really really liked it. I have yet to see it because I havent been over to his office, but hes mentioned it several times and how much he likes it.

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Thomas

From Naperville, IL

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11/04/2019

"Mask"

Beautiful

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