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Late 20th Century Fang African Sculpture on Base 36.5″ – Gabon

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Hand carved wooden female sculpture created by the Fang people of Gabon. This gorgeous statue has beautiful carved striations throughout its face, chest, and abdomen.

This piece stands 33″ tall on its own and 36.5″ with the base.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

33" without base; 36.5" with base

Width

8.5" without base; 9" with base

Depth

7" without base; 9" with base

Weight

18.5lbs

Overall Condition

Damage to base, cracking and scratching throughout

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.