This traditional African carved wood figure would symbolically evoke the ancestors and guard the relics within a secret place. This sculpture reflects the Fang ideas about death and rebirth with the use of high, bulging forehead and shortened limbs with mature characteristics. This Fang reliquary figure is a rare and unique piece of handcrafted artwork from Africa.
Tribe: Fang Tribe
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