Miniature Fang Ntumu Reliquary Figure, Gabon

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Lot 377
Miniature Fang Ntumu Reliquary Figure, Gabon

Sold for US$ 16,875 inc. premium

African and Oceanic Art

22 May 2018, 15:00 PDT

Los Angeles

Miniature Fang Ntumu Reliquary Figure, Gabon
eyema byeri
Wood, metal tacks
height 9 1/4in (23.5cm)

Provenance
Gerard Nordmann Collection, Switzerland
Laurent Leenhardt Collection, Switzerland
Charles-Edouard Duflon, Geneva
Private Collection, Switzerland

Exhibited
Geneva, Ethnographie à Genève, Bank Lombard Odier, 2010
Organized by Boris Wastiau, Director of the Musée d'ethnographie de Genève and the patrons of the museum, this was a special exhibition to encourage Swiss people to vote in favor of building the new museum.

Sitting upright with long cylindrical torso, muscular chest and arms with hands resting on the chest in front, the figure wears a tripartite coiffure with the central sagittal element running almost all the way down the back, the eyes and navel inset with metal tacks; glossy light-brown patina.

Cf. Pierre Guerre Collection, Loudmer, Paris, 20 June 1996, lot 64 for a similar eyema byeri figurine.
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Miniature Fang Ntumu Reliquary Figure, Gabon
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