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Gabon as Missionary Pastor Fernand Grébert Knew It


Gabonese reliquary statues and masks are icons of the "primitive art" invented by Western artists in the early twentieth century. At the same time, deep in colonial Equatorial Africa, many of the religious and cultural practices behind these traditions were disappearing. In this context Pastor Grébert set about collecting ethnographic objects in the Middle Ogooue, some of which came to the MEG.

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