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Reliquary Byeri Head – Wood – 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 clear traces of wear and tear. Provenance: ex Dutch private collection. Stand is not included but can be bought seperately.

Object: Byeri head
Ethnic group/ culture: Fang
Region/ country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Fair
Dimensions: 44x12x12 cm
Weightl: 1000 g



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