Reliquary Guardian Figure (Bumba Bwiti), Tsogo People, Gabon - Sold
Reliquary Guardian Figure (Bumba Bwiti), Tsogo People, Gabon - Sold
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Reliquary Guardian Figure (Bumba Bwiti), Tsogo People, Gabon - Sold

Less known than their Fang, Kwele and Punu neighbors in Gabon, the Tsogo use sculpted ancestor figures to harness the power of the ancestors to protect the house. Tsogo ancestral reliquary figures are connected with the Bwiti men's initiation society. One aspect of the Bwiti religion is the cult of ancestors, mombe, in which reliquaries are guarded by bumba (wooden figures) like this one.

Height: 27 1/2" x Width: 7 1/2" x Depth: 4".

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