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Fang Figure with Metal Eyes on Base 12.5″ – Gabon – African Tribal Art

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This statue was created by the Fang people of Gabon. It features a carved human figure that is holding an object in its hands. It measures 12.5 inches tall on its base and weighs 1 pound. There is a missing tip to the right foot and some minor imperfections including scrapes, scuffs, cracks – please inspect images.

 

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Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

Wood, pigment, metal tacks

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

12.5"

Width (Inches)

2.75"

Depth (Inches)

3"

Weight (Pounds)

1 lb

Overall Condition

Missing tip of right foot, cracks, scrapes – see photos

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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