Reliquary figure - Wood - Ambete - Gabon

Description
Reliquary figure - Wood - Ambete - Gabon
2nd half 20th century

The Mbete (or Ambete) people live on the border between Gabon and the Republic of Congo.

The ethnographic surveys carried out in the twenties among the Mbete indicated that the cult of reliquaries was an important cult, like the Byeri for the Fang.

These statues were used during rituals and ceremonies
This statue is in good condition.

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Lot details
Object
Reliquary figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Ambete
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
42×10×9 cm
Weight
713 g
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