FANG FIGURE 30

Photographs © Tim Hamill

FANG
Figure 30
16.5", $300

Called Bieri, these figures were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. Sitting on top of the containers, they were also consulted for aid and protection. They are notable for their child-like proportions contrasted with a muscular, poised vigilance.

Despite its appearance, this figure shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.


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