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49. N'tumu ancestor statue - FANG - Gabon.

N'tumu ancestor statue - FANG - Gabon.

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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.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace.

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 67
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

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