FANG BIERI HEAD 16

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Photographs © Tim Hamill

FANG, BIERI RELIQUARY HEAD 16, 27", $600, SOLD, Gabon

Heads like these, called Bieri like the figures used the same way, were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. Sitting on top of the containers, they were also consulted for aid and protection. The heads may represent an earlier form that later came to include full figures. Some have metal around the eyes.

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