Bieri Reliquary Guardian Figure with Feather Headderess, Fang Tribe, Gabon
Wood carved bust with feather and cloth headdress and extended coiffure in back. In woven basket. The bieri reliquary held the bones of ancestors and were venerated through annual ceremonies at which they were present in the form of the sculptures.
Acquired from the estate of Jacques Gansler
Dimensions: Height 17 inches, Depth 6.75 inches