Reliquary Figure


From: Gabon

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1880B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Fang
Provenience Gabon
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Male Head

Reliquary head. Wooden sculptured head. used to guard ancestral spirits of skulls kept in cylindrical wooden boxes in shrines. (AF1880B Probably authentic Fang head, acc. to P. Ben-Amos 1982 while AF1880A is an imitation)

Height 35 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 1541 - Other Number | 020 - Cast Number

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