This Fang style statue features a figure that was decorated with thinly pounded metal and metal anklets. The statue measures 16.5 inches tall and weighs 1 pound. There is some scuffing, mild wood deterioration and general wear and tear. Please inspect photos carefully.
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Wood, pigment, metal
Some scuffing, mild wood deterioration and general 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.