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Kota reliquary guardian - Gabon

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Kota reliquary guardian - Gabon

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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: 55 cm.
Weight: 2.2 kg.
An opportunity.

Shipment via a well-protected express parcel (Colissimo).
It is also possible to pick up the object on site.

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 155
Member since: August 14, 2015
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    Beautiful object, well packed and quickly schipper. Thanks!

    flodex September 12, 2017

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    Excellente transaction
    Vendeur sérieux

    collectant September 11, 2017

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    E' un oggetto di recente fattura quindi senza il fascino della patina del tempo, senza infamia e senza lode.

    granant September 8, 2017

  • Love it. Great. Superb packing!

    Retiredberber August 24, 2017

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    Rien à redire, colis reçu rapidement et objet très bien protégé, vendeur disponible et aimable

    A-l-e-x-a-n-d-r-e August 18, 2017

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