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Byeri Figure - Beads, Wood - Fang - Gabon - Asian African Art
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Byeri Figure – Beads, Wood – Fang – Gabon

 160,00

Object:Byeri figure
Ethnic group / culture:Fang
Region/ country:Gabon
Material:Wood, Beads
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:53×13×12 cm
Weight:1300 g

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Description

Fang Byeri figures are usually characterized as a seated male figure. He has bent legs and an elongated torso, The Fang occupy such a large geographical area that numerous sub-styles have emerged. There are, however, two main stylistic groups – the northern and the southern. Northern Fang figures usually have elongated features and are often adorned with copper strips.

Powerful appearance with beautiful dark oily aged patina. Good condition with traces of tribal use. The figure is decorated with African glass beads.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

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