Fang Female Ancestor Figure

eyema-o- byeri
Type: figure
Exhibits: Cycle of Life
Tribes: Fang peoples, Ngumba group
Location: Southern Cameroon
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Brass Nails, Brass Plaques, Wood
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H: 
59.50cm
SKU: 
3071

The ancestor cult (byeri) was worshipped by the Fang peoples of Equatorial Africa (Gabon, Southern Cameroon and Rio Muni). It assured the ancestral protection and benevolence, and to put the uninitiated into contact with the shades of the dead. The ancestors maintained the lineage and village well-being and fertility (A. LaGamma, Eternal Ancestors 2007: 126-127).

Fang Female Ancestor Figure
Fang Female Ancestor Figure
Fang Female Ancestor Figure
Fang Female Ancestor Figure