Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Reliquary guardian figures (byeri)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Fang people, Ngumba people, Cameroon
Wood, brass, mirror
Male - H: 51.5; W: 15; D: 14.5 cm
Female - H: 54; W: 15; D: 15 cm
Gift of Lawrence Gussman, Scarsdale, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Dr. Albert Schweitzer and David C. Miller, and in honor of Rhena Schweitzer Miller
Accession number: B97.0004(a-b)
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir