Fang Ancestor Statue


Fang ancestral statue from Cameroon, serene hand carved figue.
Sales price £475.00


A stunning Fang African ancestral statue from Gabon with rich patination and a sweet charm. A worthy addition to your tribal art collection. With slender limbs, distinctive navel and sculptured coiffure, this form of female ancestor statue has both poise and a stately serenity. 

A good example of ritual statuary from the Fang people of Equatorial Africa. These figures are typically religious in nature and represent an ancestor who would have beeen palced on the reliquary chest thus forming an important role as custodian in the veneration of ancestors- an integral part of fang culture and observance of those who have passed before

The style is characteristic of the Ntumu of Northern Gabon.