Early to mid 20th century - Good condition
Fang N'tumu Equatorial Spanish Guinea.
Carved in the soft wood of the Okoume tree.
Remains of blood and palm oil offerings, leather on the belly. Sitting position, hands above the belly. Male figure. Elaborate coiffure. Oozing patina
Height: 44 cm or 17.32 inches
PROVENANCE: This beautiful Fang N'tumu was purchased in 1958 at the Convent of the Brothers of the Holy Spirit, in Barcelona, by a Dutch lady Suzanna Westerdijk. She is the mother of Peter Westerdijk who wrote several books on African weapons.
After his mother’s death Peter decided to sell here collection of Fang statues.
AGE: early to mid-twentieth century.
Remains of blood offerings and palm oil attest the authenticity as do the wood oxidation and quality of the carving. Confirmed the presence of the cylindrical part of wood in the back used to insert the figure in the bark container that was used to keep the bones of the Fang N'tumu ancestor in family shrines .
Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and with the private opinion of David Norden.
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