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Figure of Fang Ntumu ancestor of the Byeri - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Figure of Fang Ntumu ancestor of the Byeri - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, ancestor, statue, reliquary
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Gabon
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 11,81 Inch
  • Weight: 0,55 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included. A custom base can be ordered separately.
  • Additional Information: A prognathic jaw emphasizing a large pout, stocky and rounded limbs evoking the morphology of the newborn, this African sculpture illustrates the Ntumu style statuary of the regions between Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Among the Fang of Cameroon and Gabon, each family has a "Byeri", or reliquary box, in which the bones of the ancestors are kept. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the "esa". The reliquary boxes were surmounted by a statue or a head that acted as a guardian of the "byeri" boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the hut, and were intended to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to the "So" society. During the festivals, the statues were separated from their boxes and carried in parade, held by the back stalk. The Fang ethnic group, established in a region extending from Yaoundé in Cameroon to Ogooué in Gabon, has never had a political unity. Clan cohesion was maintained through religious and judicial associations such as the so and ngil. (Source: "Fang", Perrois)

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    Figure of Fang Ntumu ancestor of the Byeri - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art

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    0047: Figure of Fang Ntumu ancestor of the Byeri - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art

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  • Title: Figure of Fang Ntumu ancestor of the Byeri - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art
  • Item Category: Figure, ancestor, statue, reliquary
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Gabon
  • Materials: Wood
  • Dimensions: 11,81 Inch
  • Weight: 0,55 Pounds
  • Note: Stand not included. A custom base can be ordered separately.
  • Additional Information: A prognathic jaw emphasizing a large pout, stocky and rounded limbs evoking the morphology of the newborn, this African sculpture illustrates the Ntumu style statuary of the regions between Gabon, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Among the Fang of Cameroon and Gabon, each family has a "Byeri", or reliquary box, in which the bones of the ancestors are kept. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the "esa". The reliquary boxes were surmounted by a statue or a head that acted as a guardian of the "byeri" boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the hut, and were intended to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to the "So" society. During the festivals, the statues were separated from their boxes and carried in parade, held by the back stalk. The Fang ethnic group, established in a region extending from Yaoundé in Cameroon to Ogooué in Gabon, has never had a political unity. Clan cohesion was maintained through religious and judicial associations such as the so and ngil. (Source: "Fang", Perrois)

    Reserve: $116.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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