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nov 24, 1900 - Reliquary figure(Byeri)

Description:

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.
Probably maintained by elder men.

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Date:

nov 24, 1900
Now
~ 118 years ago
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