Vintage Fang Carved Guardian Figure, from the Ivory Coast. Circa early 20th century. Measures 20" with the wooden stand and 17" tall without. Unsigned and undated.
Old African Fang Reliquary Guardian comes from Gabon. The appearance of Fang reliquary figures varies greatly from region to region. In general, the artists who created these figures apparently were interested in depicting their ancestors through individualized features, such as hairstyle, adornment and pose. The Fang people, also known as Fãn or Pahouin, are a Central African ethnic group found in Equatorial Guinea, northern Gabon, and southern Cameroon.
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