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This is a very fine old Fang Byeri cult idol from Gabon, Africa. Carved wood with reddish color, possibly from rubbing an organic or mineral pigment on the sculpture. The Fang peoples of Gabon believed that ancestral relics held great spiritual power. Byeri was a Fang association devoted to the veneration of lineage ancestors and founders, leaders, and fertile women who made significant contributions to society during their lifetime.Measures 21 inches tall on wooden base.

Condition

Overall well handled and worn, Good/fair condition.

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A Vintage Fang Byeri Female sculpture, African Art

Estimate $500 - $800Nov 18, 2017