2nd half of the 20th century - Nice condition
BAKOTA reliquary guardian figurine, Gabon ; Wood ; Plated metal ; Ancient patina. Height: 52 cm ; Object in very nice condition.
These type of reliquaries were used for the conservation of the mortuary remains of ancestors of high lineage, placed in baskets topped by specific sculptures which, somehow, played the role of guardians of these relics.
The most important decisions of the clan were taken, in the exclusive presence of the initiates, during ceremonies in which the reliquaries were exhibited and used.
Among the KOTA, these figurines reached a high degree of amazing stylisation and abstraction: reduced to the shoulders and “arms” which are surmounted by a large face, which is either concave (feminine) or convex (masculine).
They present a specificity which is less clear within the rest of the art of Black Africa: copper and brass, in the shape of hammered plates, are systematically and widely included in the composition of all these objects. This contributes to the fact that they are sought by amateurs of African art.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?Statue exactly as described, very well packed and fast shipping. Perfect transaction.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically. Would you like to see an automatic translation?little damage done to the fetish...but im glad i got it after all...no complains.
Los brazos de la máscara están partidos,pegados con pegamento caliente y sujetos con enormes clavos!! Esto no figuraba en la descripción. No responde correos, tiempo de espera casi 15 días.
trés déçu, mal emballé, reçu cassé
jamais plus je ne commanderai sur ce site
|United Kingdom||$ 17.87|
|United States||$ 37.96|
|Rest of Europe||$ 20.10|
|Rest of the World||$ 26.80|
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