Lot: 234

95th Tribal Art Auction

Rare female figure

Equatorial Guinea, Rio Muni / Cameroon, Fang

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
French Collection H: 14.2 inch 5000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, black patina,
With her slender figure and tender breasts, this figure is certainly the representation of a young girl. Unusual details are the painted pupils and the hairstyle made of finely twisted plant fibre strings.

The Fang are a large ethnic group belonging to the Equatorial Bantu, living in southern Cameroon and northwestern Gabon, as well as in Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni).