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Fang Figure on Custom Base 17.5″ – Gabon – African Art

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Fang people of Gabon. The statue showcases a figure in a seated position. He comes attached to a custom base for easy display. There is minor cracking and scuffing throughout, specifically the leg, with minor wood deterioration around the feet. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

17.5"

Width (Inches)

4.5"

Depth (Inches)

4.5"

Weight (Pounds)

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Crack to leg, other cracking and wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

Tribe Information

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. “

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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