Reliquary Figure


From: Gabon

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 22222
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Fang
Provenience Gabon
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Human

Wood reliquary figure. Figures of this rtpe are attached to a bark box which contains the skulls and bones of clan ancestors. At the annual initiation ceremony into the ancestral cult they are removed and utilized as puppets above a palm thatch parition.

Height 77 cm
Credit Line Gift of Thomas G. Morton, 1901
Other Number 11A - Other Number

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