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Unusual Fang Instrument Chair 29″ Long – Gabon – African Tribal Art

$137.50

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This unusual instrument statue chair was created in the style of the Fang people of Gabon. It features a long neck with two faces on top, attached to a leather instrument body on top of a seat base with vegetable fiber and four faces as legs. The chair measures 25 inches tall and 29 inches long and weighs 9 pounds. This instrument has missing strings and is not functional as an instrument. There are scrapes, scuffs and imperfections throughout – please inspect photos. This is an oversized piece that requires a shipping quote – please inquire.

Type of Object

figural chair, Instrument

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

Wood, Pigment, Leather, Vegetable Fiber

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

25"

Width (Inches)

9.5"

Depth (Inches)

29"

Weight (Pounds)

9 lbs

Overall Condition

Missing strings, scrapes, scuffs, imperfections – see 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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