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Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Africa
Ancestor figuresFemale
ADDITIONAL SUBJECT KEYWORDS
Female 'Bieri' reliquary figure. Embody qualities most admired by the Fang - tranquility, vitality and the ability to hold opposites in balance. Figures typically placed atop of bark containers holding relics of important ancestors.
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Fang, Central Africa
DATE
early 19th century - late 19th century
LOCATION
Amsterdam, Christie's (15 December 2000)
Rights and permissions
Image reproduced by kind permission of Christie's Ltd
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