Late 20th century - Good condition
The KOTA people are mainly established in Eastern Gabon and in the West of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The KOTA are renowned for their reliquary guardian figurines covered with metal.
For this people, the worship of the ancestors (Bwiti of Bwete) was central in their belief system and rites. It formed the nucleus of the religious and social life of the family group. They consecrated a specific devotion to the relics of their ancestors.
The skulls and the bones were kept and venerated in baskets made of tree bark which were topped by carved figurines, called the KOTA reliquaries. Each clan owned a reliquary which was kept behind the hut of the chief.
With its ovoidal face covered with metal, this KOTA reliquary represents perfectly its ethnic group.
Origin: Ethnic group, KOTA-BAKOTA / Gabon
Materials: wood, brass.
Height: 57 cm.
Weight: 2,8 kilograms.
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