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Large decorated female Fang Figure, African Art

Lot 0067
Large carved wooden female sculpture with highly stylized and elongated features. The byeri ancestor sculptures wouldbe consulted when the village was to change location, when a new crop was planted orbefore going hunting, fishing or to war. The Fang believe that once separated from the reliquary chest, the sculpted object wouldlose its sacred value . From the Fang peoples, Gabon, West Africa.The mask itself measures 28 x 6 inches.Condition: Overall well handled and worn, but good condition.Circa: Mid to late 20th century

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Overall well handled and worn , good condition.

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Large decorated female Fang Figure, African Art

Estimate $200 - $400Dec 27, 2016