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Auction Closes At: 12:29:00 12/13/2023
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 468. Fang Ancestral Power Reliquary Guardian Head
Estimate: $6,000-$9,000
Current High Bid: $3,250.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $3,250.00

Category: African
Sub Category: Congo (D.R.C.)
Culture or Country: Gabon.
Period: --
Size: 6-3/4”H. (17cm)

Description: “Angokh-Nio-Byeri”, reliquary head, carved of hardwood in classic expressive stylized form, with prominent rounded forehead, large circular eyes with one metal disc inlay intact, and face tapering to tiny downturned mouth. Hair carved in three sections hanging parallel to long narrow neck. Originally anointed with palm oil, the palm oil formed part of the process of purification of the sacred sculptures. Left eye inlay lost but nail remains still extant, long staff neck shortened. Black burnished patina with layered deposits. Custom base.
Provenance: Private NYC collection; Bonhams April 27, 2023, lot 117; ex. Collection of Constance and George Fearing, 1965. Exhibited: Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Shipping Fee:
National: $52.00
International: $104.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Fang Ancestral Power Reliquary Guardian Head

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Solo $3,250.00 1 12/13/2023 12:26:19 PM
2. paul $3,000.00 1 12/13/2023 12:26:15 PM

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