FANG OBJECT 9, Gabon

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

FANG, OBJECT 9, 14", $500, SOLD, Gabon

This helmet-like piece with three faces would seem to have a ritual or ceremonial use and not be worn. The carving imitates the proportions and feel of Fang heads and masks.

Despite its appearance, this object was probably made to be sold.

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