Stand dimensions: 7" x 4" Reliquary with stand dimensions: 22 1/2" height x 11 3/4" width x 4" depth
"> Reliquary Figure - Kota People, Gabon
Reliquary Figure - Kota People, Gabon - Sold
Reliquary Figure - Kota People, Gabon - Sold
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Reliquary Figure - Kota People, Gabon - Sold

Title: Reliquary figure Material: Wood, brass and copper People: Kota and Mahongwe Country: Gabon Description: The Kota create stylistically unique reliquary figures, called 'mbulu-ngulu,' which are covered with strips of brass or copper. Like the Fang, the Kota keep the remains of their ancestors in containers, which consist here of a basket surmounted by the carved figure. Such figures are believed to ward off supernatural intervention. The figure is brought out occasionally with the villagers gathered to renew the villagers strength with that of their ancestors. Reliquary dimensions: 18 1/2" height x 11 3/4" width x 1 3/4" depth Stand dimensions: 7" x 4" Reliquary with stand dimensions: 22 1/2" height x 11 3/4" width x 4" depth
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