Kota reliquary figure mbulu-ngulu

13735. Kota reliquary figure mbulu-ngulu

Gabon or Equatorial Guinea

A classic guardian post for the bones of an ancestral basket; carved wood covered with copper sheets and tacks, typical form, abstracted facial features, sickle-shaped coiffure, metal cuff with debossed letters “S.H.O.”
Size 20 inches L. + custom mount.
Compare to Perrois, Louis, Arts du Gabon for the type
Ex. Everett Burton Helm collection, artist from Minneapolis and Berlin


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