FANG BIERI RELIQUARY HEAD/BASKET 11, Gabon

Despite its appearance, we believe this reliquary basket was made to be sold.


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Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FANG
BIERI RELIQUARY HEAD/BASKET, 11
9" high head
10.5" diameter basket
$600
Gabon

Heads like these, called Bieri like the figures used the same way, were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. This head is sitting in a basket of fetish-like material.


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