2nd half 20th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
|Object:||Statue(s) (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||BYERIE|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Fang|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Older and big 3-faced BYERI reliquary Guardian of the Fang people from Gabon.
As some of the most powerful and best know sculptural forms emerging from Africa, Fang figures hold a prominent place in the history of African art. As reliquary guardians, Fang figures often appear as though they are slightly crouched with legs slightly bent or shown in a seated position with a narrow stick-like extension often reaching downwards from the buttocks. Often, the byeri reliquary held the bones of ancestors and were venerated through annual ceremonies at which they were present in the form of the sculptures. .
Materials: wood, basket, beads, feathers and animal horn.
Height ca 67cm!!!!!
Out of a French private collection
This lot will be send with track and trace.
Catawiki member since March 8, 2014, received 873 reviews in total (24 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (24 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
All good. Thank you! Was perhaps hoping to hear which “private collection” it came from, but it wasn’t part of the deal so not a problem.
top transaction, on the whole a good piece, only the diadem lacks a little care (for my feel) in opposite to the detailed carved toes, might be a sign of authencity? Thank you very much
Very happy with this purchase
Eccellente venditore. L'oggetto è arrivato in stato perfetto.
The items were exactly as described. Very well packaged.
Beautiful mask, well packaged, as described.
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|Rest of Europe||$38.77|