Male Reliquary Figure

eyema-o- byeri
Exhibits: Ancestor Cult
Tribes: Betsi group, Fang peoples
Location: Gabon
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Brass Nails, Wood
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H: 
53.50cm
SKU: 
12

This small Betsi figure gives the impression of solidity and grace.This figure has the characteristic idealized Fang heart-shaped face with equally idealized and pronounced concavity, ending with the typical mouth of inscribed pouting lips.  The coiffure's exceptionally high crest projects as a ridge from the summit of the head. The joined arms end as an offering cup. This Betsi figure has typically smooth surfaces and a deep black patina

Sources: 

L. Perrois, Fang, 2006, pp. 38-9, pl. 35

Male Reliquary Figure
Male Reliquary Figure
Male Reliquary Figure
Male Reliquary Figure