SANGO STYLE RELIQUARY GUARDIANS

Old Sango guardians are very rare. Despite their appearance, these Sango figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold. They might not have been made by the Sango people in Gabon.

  SANGO STYLE JANUS GUARDIAN 8
21" high
$600


  SANGO STYLE GUARDIAN 9
17.5" high
$400

SANGO STYLE  GUARDIAN 10
20.5" high
$600


  SANGO STYLE JANUS GUARDIAN 11
17.25" high
$500


  SANGO STYLE JANUS GUARDIAN 14
18" high
$500


  SANGO STYLE GUARDIAN 15
20" high
$400

SANGO STYLE GONG 3
10.76" high
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

SANGO STYLE RELIQUARY FIGURES, Gabon

Figures like these, smaller and less familiar than Bakota and Mahongwe religuary guardians, were usually placed in basketry containers holding relics of important clan ancestors. Sheathed in metal (brass or copper), the figures are abstracted into a diamond shape below the neck. Sango 3 is mounted on an iron gong.

Old Sango guardians are very rare. Despite their appearance, these Sango figures show little evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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