FANG RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURE 19, Gabon

This Fang object shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FANG
RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURE 19
16" diam (figure 13")
Gabon
$700

Called Bieri, these figures like these were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. This figure has been placed in what one would call a fetish basket.


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