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, Vicky Visagie <v_visagie@...> wrote:
> Hi To All..
> The third item is a statue from Ghana(Fanti)..
> can you please give me information about it as well..
> (Photo Attatched)
> i thank you for your time...
> Please see Photo's attached..
> Kind regards
> Vicky Visagie
My first post here so I hope I can be helpful. With respect to the
figure that you attribute as Fante, I'm curious you mention Ghana. Did
you buy it there or is this the information you wee told?
To me it seems a fairly classic Fang piece from Gabon [they are also
in Equatorial Guinea and southern Cameroon]
Stick Fang Gabon tribe into google and see if you agree with me.
As for age or authenticity, that can be very hard to establish without
the back story, and seeing the piece up close [though good photos can
be ok too].
If you bought it in SA, there are many "runners" bringing pieces to SA
from all over Africa because they know they can get a better price
that in their local area, often they don't know much about what they
are carrying especially if it is not of their people.