2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition
The KOTA people are mainly established in the East of 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 or Bwete) was central in their system of belief and in their rites. They consecrated a specific devotion to the relics of their ancetors.
The skulls and the bones were stored 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 in the back of the chief’s hut.
With its eyes made of bone, this KOTA reliquary represents perfectly its ethnic group.
Origin: KOTA-BAKOTA ethnic group / Gabon.
Materials: wood, brass, bone.
Height: 58 cm.
Weight: 1,9 kilograms.
Shipment via a well-protected express parcel (Colissimo).
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|Member since:||August 14, 2015|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.aucun problème avec cette commande : l'objet était tout à fait conforme (bcp de photos objectives), bien emballé, arrivé en 2 ou 3 jours. Parfait, merci et à bientôt.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Beautiful object, well packed and quickly schipper. Thanks!
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.E' un oggetto di recente fattura quindi senza il fascino della patina del tempo, senza infamia e senza lode.
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|United Kingdom||$ 25.81|
|United States||$ 41.06|
|Rest of Europe||$ 29.33|
|Rest of the World||$ 46.93|
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