Storage container - Wood, Copper, Beads - Bakota - Gabon

Description
Storage container - Wood, Copper, Beads - Bakota - Gabon
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

A stunning large container from the Kota tribe. The Kota worship the relics of the ancestors, this worship formed the core of the religious and social life of the family. These containers were used for ancestor worship and for storing parts of the ancestors. A Bwete image is waiting for the containers like this one. Copper was used because it is associated with long life and power. In addition to the beautiful Bwete statue on top of the container, this container also has 3 relics on the side of the container that have also been processed with copper.

The storage container has a beautiful age patina with traces of tribal use.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Storage container
Ethnic group/ culture
Bakota
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Beads, Copper, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
72×24×24 cm
Weight
3800 g
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