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Maternity Figure Gabon African Art 36 Inch

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Title Maternity Figure Gabon African Art 36 Inch
Type of Object Carving
Country of Origin Unknown. Gabon, Equatorial Guinea?
People Unknown. Fang, Vuvi?
Materials Wood, pigments
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 36 Inches
Width: 14 Inches
Depth: 13 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Chip, large cracks, stains

Additional Information:  We are unsure of the origins of this maternity figure.  The fave is similar to the shape and design of many fang masks and figures, so we believe it may originate from Gabon.

Recommended Reading: Binet, J. Societes de danse chez les Fang, Paris, (1972).Fernandez, J. 'La statuaire Fang-Gabon', African Arts, 8, No.1, (1974).Fernandez, J. W. and R. L. 'Fang Reliquary Art: Its Quantities and Qualities.' Cahiers d'etudes africaines, 15, No. 5. (1975).Perrois, L. Statuaire fang, Paris. (1972).Perrois, L. Sculpture traditionelle du Gabon, Paris. (1977).Tessmann, G. Die Pangwe, Berlin and New York. 1913(1972)