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Office of colonial agent Hecker in French Equatorial Africa Featured Gabon Image

Office of colonial agent Hecker in French Equatorial Africa

Office (Factorerie) of colonial agent A. Hecker in Pointe-Noire, a city on the west coast of French Equatorial Africa (Afrique ?atoriale fran?se, AEF; today Republic of the Congo). The colony comprised territories of present-day Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. Date: circa 1910

© Mary Evans / Pharcide

Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota Featured Gabon Image

Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota

Reliquary Guardian Figure (ethnicity Kota or Bakota, Fang). They protect the relics of the ancestors and are helpful to communicate with their gods and to curse their wives in case of infidelity. African art. Jewelry. Proc: GABON

© BeBa/Iberfoto/Mary Evans

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These figures, known as Bieri, were seated on bark boxes containing the skulls Featured Gabon Image

These figures, known as Bieri, were seated on bark boxes containing the skulls

These figures, known as Bieri, were seated on bark boxes containing the skulls and bones of ancestors, both to guard the relics and as a focus for prayers, complaints and sacrifices. Full figure, Country of Origin: Gabon, Equatorial Africa. Culture: Northern Fang. Date/Period: 19th-20th C. Place of Origin: Gabon. Material Size: Wood.. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Courtesy Entwistle Gallery, London.. Location: 03

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images