This amazing statue was created in the style of the Fang people of Gabon. It depicts a male figure with his child on his shoulders. The statue measures 15.25 inches tall, 16.75 inches including custom base, and weighs 2 pounds. There is a previous repair to the right leg and some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos carefully.
Father & Son Fang Statue 16.75″ on Stand – Gabon – African Art
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15.25" figure | 16.75" including base
Repair to right leg. Cracking, scuffing and wear and tear.
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. “
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.