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Ntoumo reliquary figurine - FANG - Gabon

Lot reference 19239831

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Current bid $233
Next minimum bid $257
Location: France
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $42.09
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$233 Bidder 3356
13-07-2018 21:30:10
$174 Bidder 3356
13-07-2018 21:29:42

1st half of the 20th century - Good condition

Splendid FANG reliquary figurine - Ntoumo style - Early 20th century Generally, these figurines are placed on containers made of tree bark, in which were kept the bones of the deceased ancestors - in this case, the bottom is unusual - it is probably made of tree whips covered with an impregnated brown-red cloth, primitively ornamented with a gold-coloured thread. This is a feminine figurine - rare - usually, such sculptures are masculine and have a frightening facial expression, in order to ward off the evil spirits. It has a thick green band on the shoulders - without a doubt, it is filled with secret sacred materials. The figurine has a height of 47 cm.
The patina of age is marvellous: shiny, deep and dark brown with, especially on the front, on the face, traces of years of libations, with traces of blood and palm oil. With a few age-related damages on the nose, the mouth and on the hands - they are not disturbing.

Fascinating top-piece - Former Belgian collection.

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Feedback score: 98.1%
Reviews given: 165
Member since: June 5, 2014
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    Prima verpakt en snel ontvangen. Heel fijn contact met de verkoper die ik iedereen kan aanraden ! Prachtige aankoop waar ik blij mee ben.

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United States $42.09
Austria $27.40
Belgium $19.24
Canada $42.09
Denmark $27.40
France $13.41
Germany $19.24
Ireland $27.40
Italy $19.24
Luxembourg $27.40
Netherlands $19.24
Norway $27.40
Poland $27.40
Portugal $27.40
Spain $19.24
Sweden $27.40
Switzerland $27.40
United Kingdom $19.24
Rest of Europe $27.40
Anywhere else $42.09

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