BAKOTA RELIQUARY GUARDIANS ARCHIVES

NOTE: All of these Reliquary Guardian Figures have been sold.

To see a page of these that are available go to BAKOTA RELIQUARY GUARDIANS 3

Bakota1
SOLD

Bakota 2
SOLD

Bakota 3
SOLD

Bakota 4
SOLD

Bakota 5
SOLD

Bakota 6
SOLD

Bakota 8
SOLD

Bakota 9
SOLD

Bakota 11
SOLD

Bakota13
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAKOTA, RELIQUARY FIGURE, Gabon

Figures like these were mounted on containers holding relics of important clan ancestors, serving as guardians. Two-dimensional and sheathed in metal (brass or copper), the 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.

Old Bakota reliquary figures are very rare. Despite their appearance, our figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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