FANG BIERI HEADS, Gabon

Despite their appearance, these heads show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

FANG
Head 2
12.5" high
$450

FANG
Head 4
14" high
$800

FANG
Head 9
9.5" high
$600

FANG
Head 13
15.5" high
$450


FANG
Head 15
10" high
$350

FANG
Head 15
10" high
$350

 FANG
Head 19
15.5" high
$600 


 FANG
Head 20
17" high
$600 

 FANG
Head 21
14" high
$500 

FANG
Head 22
12" high
$400 


 FANG
Head 23
15" high
$600 

 FANG
Head 24
11.25" high
$400 

FANG
Head 25
8.25" high
$125



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FANG, BIERI HEADS, Gabon

Heads like these, called Bieri like the figures used the same way, were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. Sitting on top of the containers, they were also consulted for aid and protection. The heads may represent an earlier form that later came to include full figures. Some have metal around the eyes.

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