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Fang Figure with Beads 22″- Gabon – African Tribal Art

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This attractive statue was created in the style of the Fang people of Gabon. It depicts a standing female figure holding her hands in front of her abdomen. The statue measures 22 inches tall and weighs 4.5 pounds. There is some cracks, chips and scrapes throughout the piece – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

Wood, Pigment, Beads

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

22"

Width (Inches)

7"

Depth (Inches)

6.75"

Weight (Pounds)

4.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks, chips and scuffs – see photos

Tribe Information

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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.