Older and big 3-faced BYERI reliquary Guardian of the Fang people from Gabon.
As some of the most powerful and best know sculptural forms emerging from Africa, Fang figures hold a prominent place in the history of African art. As reliquary guardians, Fang figures often appear as though they are slightly crouched with legs slightly bent or shown in a seated position with a narrow stick-like extension often reaching downwards from the buttocks. Often, the byeri reliquary held the bones of ancestors and were venerated through annual ceremonies at which they were present in the form of the sculptures. .
Materials: wood, basket, beads, feathers and animal horn.
Height ca 67cm!!!!!
Out of a French private collection
This lot will be send with track and trace.
- Indigenous object name
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- 2nd half 20th century
- Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 67×20×20 cm