This Fang statue depicts a male figure in a seated position. He has gold colored metal eyes and thinly pounded gold colored metal on top of his head. He measures 16 inches tall and weighs 4.5 pounds. There is some wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
Male Fang Statue 16″ on Custom Base – Gabon – African Art
1 in stock
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Wood, pigment and metal
Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
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.