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Mahongwe/Kota reliquary figure - Gabon

Lot reference 14789823
Mahongwe/Kota reliquary figure - Gabon

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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.

Hight: 42cm
Width: 13 cm

Can be collected at home or will be shipped with tracking number.

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Reviews given: 20
Member since: February 2, 2016
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    very good figurine, thank you
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    Jeanet1961 February 4, 2017

  • Nice tray. Good communication Thanks!!

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