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Reliquary – Copper, Wood – Mahongwe – Bakota – Gabon


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Gorgeous, reliquary statue of a guardian. It played an important role in rituals concerning the ancestors. The worship of ancestors is at the heart of religious and social life of the Kota. On the death of the chief parts of his body are decorated with coper and metal strips, and rubbed with magic powders. These relics are kept in a basket. A guardian statue like this one is put on top.. It obtained a greenish patina of age. Good condition with traces of wear and tear. The figure can stand on it`s own.

Object Mahongwe Reliquary
Ethnic group: Bakota
Country: Gabon
Material: Wood, Copper
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 40x15x7 cm
Weight: 450 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear