Guardian Figure from French Gabon [Object of the Day #35]

August 3, 2012

Guardian Figures from French Gabon
Guardian Figure from French Gabon

This figure from Gabon is made of wood covered with metal sheets represents a human face and would serve as a reliquary guardian figure.

Read more about the depiction of European people in Yoruba sculpture in Expedition magazine article The Pink People by David Crownover.

Penn Museum Object #29-12-236.

View this object and more like it on Penn Museum’s Online Collections Database.