Reliquary Guardian (bieri) - Wood - Fang - Gabon

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

A beautiful rare Reliquary Guardian Bieri of the Fang-Ntumu tribe from Gabon.
This small guardians are used for protecting children. It is standing on a small container filled with herbes. And mostly stored at the partition of the roof of a cabin.
This wonderful piece has a fantastic black patina, at some places even crusty.
A ring of vegetal material around the waist and the neck.
Material: wood, metal (eyes).
Ex collection Isi Janssens - Belgium.
At this moment in my private Dutch collection.

Lot details
Object
Reliquary Guardian (bieri)
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
23×7×6.5 cm
Weight
176 g
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