FANG STYLE BIERI FIGURES, Gabon

In spite of their form and patina, these  figures show no real evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

 

FANG
Figure 1
29" high
$800

FANG
Figure 4
19" high
$700

FANG
Figure
  5
18" high
$700


 FANG
Figure 10
19" high
$500
  

FANG
Figure 11
16.5" high
$500
 

FANG
Figure 13
20" high
$500 
 

FANG?
Figure 25
19.5" high
$600
 

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FANG
Figure 28
18" high
$400

FANG
Figure 30
16.5" high
$300

FANG
Figure 32
15" high
$400

FANG
Figure 33
21" high
$500




 

FANG
Figure 19
13" high
$700
 

FANG
Figure 16
4.5-18" high
$400


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FANG RELIQUARY GUARDIAN FIGURES, Gabon

Called Bieri, figures like these were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. Sitting on top of the containers, they were also consulted for aid and protection. They are notable for their child-like proportions contrasted with a muscular, poised vigilance.

In spite of their patina, these  figures show no real evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


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