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Byeri Fang Reliquary

Byeri Fang Reliquary

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"Byeri Fang Reliquary"
Very beautiful Fang reliquary of the NGUMBA type in dense wood This ethnic group lives in South Cameroon straddling the north of Gabon Old slits and patina of use, shiny in places, studded eyes covered with an undefined substance former collection of the great merchant Guy PIAZZINI often quoted in sales at Sotheby's and Chriestie's a complete study dating from 2012 of the wood will be given to the purchaser proving its authenticity read the 3 pages height 46cm a cavity is at the top of the skull which was to receive a cap. Most of the Byeri were stripped of this headdress when it was a significant decorative element in the tribal context. This type of reliquary was placed at the top of a receptacle receiving the bones of the deceased to represent his soul. Scarifications descend from the spine. Very nice collector's item to know that this type of sculpture is one of the most sought after pieces free shipping

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