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#4743Old African Bakota Gabon Bronze/Brass Sculpture W/Stand.

#4743Old African Bakota Gabon Bronze/Brass Sculpture W/Stand.

Regular price $850.00 USD
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Superb African Kota/Bokota Bronze brass/wood sculpture Gabon w/ black custom wood stand
This beautiful Bakota African Reliquary Mask is crafted of Hammered Copper This Mask is called a Reliquary Guardian and these figures were mounted on containers holding relics of important clan ancestors, serving as their guardians. Two-dimensional and sheathed in Brass an Copper, these figures include projecting shapes around the face that refer to elaborate coiffures, and a diamond shape below the neck that is an abstracted body form. At the time of initiation in the reliquary cult, the clans would meet to perform communal rituals; each clan’s chief would dance holding the reliquary. This guardian mask would be a wonderful addition to your collection.
Show age in good condition.measures approx:24.75" H by 10.5" w by 2.5" d Stand 6" by 6" .
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