Relic-ancestor statue - Brass, Wood - OBAMBA _ KOTA - Gabon

Description
Relic-ancestor statue - Brass, Wood - OBAMBA _ KOTA - Gabon
Mid 20th century - Good

Beautiful relic from the Kota people of Gabon.
These reliquaries have common features , a face made of a carved metal plate mounted on a wooden core and a handle in the shape of a diamond.
The reliquaries were stored in the back of the chef's hut and worshipped with offerings and prayers that sought to bring prosperity to the tribe.
Good condition with a nice patina obtained by corrosion and pollution, at the rear this relic has 3 cracks of which 2 have been repaired in the past with copper staples.
Will be carefully packaged and sent by registered mail with track & trace.

Lot details
Object
Relic-ancestor statue
Ethnic group/ culture
OBAMBA _ KOTA
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Brass, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
50×244×475 mm
Weight
1350 g
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