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Reliquary Byeri Head - Wood - Fang - Gabon - Asian African Art
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Reliquary Byeri Head – Wood – Fang – Gabon


Object:Byeri Head
Ethnic group / culture:Fang
Region/ country:Gabon
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:50x15x15 cm
Weight:1700 g

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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.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.