We are not exactly sure as to the origins of this piece but believe it was inspired by the Fang people of Gabon. It depicts a male figure sitting on a stool with an object of some kind in his hands. He measures 18 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds. There is some cracking, chipping and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos carefully.
Beautiful Fang Inspired Male Figure 18″- Gabon – African Art
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Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
About the Fang People
“Fang tribespeople migrated from the north-west during the 18th and 19th centuries and are today scattered across southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. They are principally hunters, but also farm. Fang social structure is based on the clan, a group of individuals with a common ancestor, and on the family. They also maintain tribal cohesion through the So and Gil societies. Each family possessed a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of famous ancestors were kept. The box was kept by the Esa, the eldest man in the family. “
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.