Kota Sangu reliquary - SOLD OUT

African art in Gabon is famous for its many variations of reliquaries surmounted by guards called Ngulu, among the Kota (Bakota), Mahongwe, Bwiti.
The African reliquary that we offer you has a very marked style with an expressive face and still surmounts an imposing basket filled with bones and various accessories. Its shapes allow it to be attributed to the Sangu region, west of the Kota territory, in central Gabon.

The protective figure was intended to watch over the soul of the deceased with his piercing gaze. Its metal plating was rubbed regularly in order to reactivate its magic power.

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Data sheet

Size
58 x 24 cm
Ethnic group
Kota / Bakota
Material(s)
Wood, accessories
Country
Gabon
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Excellent

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