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Fang Head Figure with Mirror Eyes 17″ – Gabon – African Tribal Art

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This statue was created by the Fang people of Gabon. It features a carved deeply pigmented face with mirrored eyes. It measures 17 inches tall and weighs 5 pounds. There is some minor imperfections including scrapes, scuffs, cracks – please inspect images.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

wood, pigment, rope, mirror eyes

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

17"

Width (Inches)

6.5"

Depth (Inches)

6.5"

Weight (Pounds)

5 pounds

Overall Condition

Cracks, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect 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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