2nd half of the 20th century - good condition
The Mahongwe are a subgroup of the Bakota/Kota people and live in northeastern Gabon and the adjacent regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Like the Kota tribe, the Mahongwe used these figures as guardians or relics of important clan ancestors.
These Mahongwe reliquaries, called Bwete, have a tapering shape topped by a crest and are covered by horizontal wires and by brass bands. They were danced with by new chiefs and dedicated to Bwitti, the spirit of the ancestors.
This doll has been decorated with rope, hanging cowries and copper design on both sides back and front.
Good condition with normal traces of use.
Width: 13 cm
Can be collected at home or will be shipped with tracking number.
|Member since:||February 2, 2016|
Received the painting in perfect condition ,many thanks for delivering this beautiful painting .
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Nadat ik teleurgesteld was over de staat van het kavel is mij een tegemoetkoming toegezegd. Helaas tot op de dag van vandaag niet ontvangen.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Kavel was goed beschreven en de staat was duidelijk te zien op de foto's. De door mij voorgestelde vergoeding werd echter niet aanvaard door de koper die via Catawiki een hogere vergoeding wou aanvragen waarop Catawiki niet is ingegaan aangezien het kavel voldoende accuraat was beschreven.
Nice tray. Good communication Thanks!!
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