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Fang Figure / Statue 20″ with base – Gabon

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Type of Object

Figure with base.

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

Wood, Pigment, Beads

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

19.5" Figure, 20" w/ Base

Width

6.5"

Depth

5.5"

Weight

6lbs

Overall Condition

Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.

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.