Female Reliquary Guardian Figure (Fang peoples)—video


Reliquary Guardian Figure (Eyema-o-Byeri), Gabon, Fang peoples, mid 18th to mid 19th century, wood and iron, 58.4 cm high (Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York)

These figures look calm and contemplative, but also display real strength and vitality in their muscular forms.


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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Peri Klemm, "Female Reliquary Guardian Figure (Fang peoples)—video," in Smarthistory, August 9, 2015, accessed February 23, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/fang-reliquary-figure/.