African Tribal Art - Legba Phallus, Fon, Ghana/Togo

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Phallus (legba)
Fon people, border of Ghana and Togo
13.5" (34.2 cm) high as based
Late 19th century

A very large example of ritual phalli, called legba, which were named after a trickster god Legba. These were placed in the ground to assure fertility and stimulate the growth of crops.


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