BAKOTA RELIQUARY GUARDIANS 3, Gabon

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.


BAKOTA 12
25.5" high
$700

BAKOTA 19
21" high
$600

BAKOTA 26
18.5" high
$600

 BAKOTA 33
19.5" high
$700

BAKOTA 29
25" high
$600 

BAKOTA 36
18.75" high
$600


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAKOTA, RELIQUARY GUARDIANS 3, 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.


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