MBETE FANG Reliquary from GABON

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 83330, LE CASTELLET, France

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    Large statue in patinated hardwood with kaolin and red pigment enhancement
    Figure of an ancestor acting as a reliquary (chest cavity with remains of feathers)
    Mirrored eyes, cloth loincloth
    Bent legs and feet eroded by its age
    arms bent, hands resting on the lower abdomen
    shiny patina from use in some places
    traditional squared headdress
    wood cracked by place without gravity
    height 61,5 cm plus wooden base delivered with the sculpture
    This type of sculpture was placed in an altar and had for function to protect the family from bad waves
    free shipping for the European Union
    250 euros for the International
    From the collection of Maud and René GARCIA

    Ref: D8EERS4RBM

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    Location 83330, LE CASTELLET, France

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