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nov 28, 1904 - Reliquary figure (byeri)

Description:

19th to 20th century
wood
Fang peoples (southern Cameroon)

Reliquary - container for relics

This byeri serves as a talisman to ward off evil and bring good luck

Most likely contained the bones of important community members or ancestors along with other objects and medicine.

Used these as boxes instead of burying in a cemetery because the Fang were semi-nomadic.

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23 Jan 2018
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Date:

nov 28, 1904
Now
~ 114 years ago

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