Unknown African artist

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Unknown African artist
Lot #38

Bark basket with wooden carving, Gabon  Circa 1940s

"Treasure box" made from bark, with wooden carving of figure on top, plus colored beads. Created by Fang master craftsman. The box opens; inside of it families placed beads, ornaments, precious things including hair and nails from head of family.
15" x 6"