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Reliquary Byeri Head – Wood, Brass – Fang – Gabon


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Byeri – heads functioned much in the same way as Byeri enyema figures in that they guarded the boxes of bark containing the remains of important ancestors. Such heads are often believed to be even older in origin than the full figures and are seen by some as their forerunners. Good condition with slight traces of wear and tear.

Object: Byeri head
Ethnic group/ culture: Fang
Region/ country: Gabon
Material: Wood, brass
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 23x8x7 cm
Weightl: 200 g



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