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 : 20.5" h by 10.25" w 5.5" D
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