Mask (1) - Wood - Fang - Gabon

Description
Mask (1) - Wood - Fang - Gabon
1st half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Very Beautiful Fang Mask carved in wood
Native repairs.
Provenance: Private Belgian collection. Biemans (Bernard) Collection
Sold with a custom-made stand in metal.

Robert Biemans, born in 1927, graduated from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles/Free University of Brussels) as a doctor;
He worked as a conscript in the former Belgian Congo, from 1953 to 1975.
After the independence of Congo in 1960, he was missioned to Rwanda as a medical officer for the Belgian government in Kigali.
Interested in African art, he accumulated several pieces from the African continent throughout his career.
A second part of his collection, owned by the second son of Mr. Biemans, Bruno Biemans.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Fang
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
48×19×17 cm
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