Estatua de antepasado - Madera - Fang - Gabón

Estatua de antepasado - Madera - Fang - Gabón
2ª mitad siglo XX - Vintage - usado con señales de desgaste

African statue of ‘byeri’ Fang.

Some old wear, see photos top of the head on the left.

Collected in-situ in Gabon.

Each family has a "Byeri", or reliquary box, in which the bones of the ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the "esa". The reliquary boxes were surmounted by a statue or a head which acted as guardian of the "byeri" boxes. These boxes were kept in a dark corner of a square, and was an apotropaic function ( magic or many forms of superstition, touch wood is a gesture to apotropaic virtue) and was also used. during initiation ceremonies of young people related to the society "So".

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Detalles del lote
Estatua de antepasado
Grupo étnico/cultura
Región / país
2ª mitad siglo XX
Vintage - usado con señales de desgaste
Se vende con soporte
33×10×10 cm
0.635 kg
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