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.
- Reliquary Guardian (bieri)
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 23×7×6.5 cm
- 176 g