Stand dimensions: 5" x 5"
Reliquary with stand dimensions: 19" height x 10 1/4" width x 5" depth"> Reliquary Statue - Mahongwe People, Gabon (ML2)
Reliquary Statue - Mahongwe People, Gabon (ML2) - SOLD
Reliquary Statue - Mahongwe People, Gabon (ML2) - SOLD
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Reliquary Statue - Mahongwe People, Gabon (ML2) - SOLD

Title: Reliquary figure Material: Wood, brass and copper People: Kota and Mahongwe Country: Gabon Description: The Mahongwe 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. Collected in the late 60's, this Mahongwe reliquary statue is from the Maureen Lochtefield private collection. Reliquary dimensions: 18 3/4" height x 10 1/4" width x 3" depth Stand dimensions: 5" x 5" Reliquary with stand dimensions: 19" height x 10 1/4" width x 5" depth
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