NTUMU STYLE, NORTHERN FANG, GABON
Black patina. Copper eye inserts and very understated metal and bead decoration, plus a cowrie shells embedded in the wood. Good condition, a truly old piece, this was the first Fang Byeri statue in my collection. At that stage I actually knew nothing about traditional Fang BYERIS, but it’s unusual style made me study and slowly understand Fang art.