African Tribal Art - Kota Reliquary

490
20th century
Tribal Art
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From: 7333, Tertre, Belgium

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    French collection of African art.

    The Kota live in the eastern part of Gabon and in certain regions of the Republic of Congo, areas rich in iron ore. Kota blacksmiths don't just carve wood; they also make agricultural tools and ritual weapons. Their carvings mediate between the living and the ancestors, and are used in bwete rituals, similar to those of the Fang. Some pieces, such as the mbulu-viti, are bifacial, representing both masculine and feminine aspects. The ngulu, guardians of the relics placed above the baskets containing the mortal remains of high-ranking ancestors, play a crucial role in ceremonies reserved for initiates, where important clan decisions are taken. To reactivate their magical power, the initiates rub the relics with sand.

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    Condition As is
    Ethnic group Kota - Bakota
    Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
    Country of origin Gabon
    Height (cm) 50
    Materials Wood, Metal
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 7333, Tertre, Belgium
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