Large 22.4" African MAHONGWE Bwete Reliquary - BAKOTA - Gabon
A fine Large 22.4 " MAHONGWE Reliquary figure made in wood and covered with brass copper plates and wire. This figures represents the connection between the world of the living and the dead in African art. Human remains of ancestors of high descent were kept in baskets that were guarded by this type of figures.
In this case the head is made out of brass copper strings and plates. Eyes are made out of bone. It has very nice, detailed work.On the back of the head it has tribal figurations.
Good condition, but this statue can show some usual wear and tear. Have a good look at the pictures.
Height: 22.4 inch, 57 cm
Width: 8.9 inch, 22,5 cm
Depth: 4.3 inch, 11 cm
Overall Condition, Good
Stand not included
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