fang reliquary guardian
size: 12" ( figure 4.5")
vendor: hamill gallery
Called Bieri, these figures were guardians of the enshrined relics of important ancestors. Sitting on top of the containers, they were also consulted for aid and protection. They are notable for their child-like proportions contrasted with a muscular, poised vigilance.
Note: This container is broken through near the base and has collapsed on itself an inch or so. It stands okay in its current state and would be very difficult to repair.