Lot 827
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A Kota style statue

Gabon.

Kota figures represent an extremely stylized human body, reduced to shoulders and 'arms', in emptied lozenge shape, surmounted by a large face. The face, always oval, may be concave (female), convex (male) or concave-convex, with a forehead in quarter-sphere (also male). The reliquaries were kept outside the homes, in huts at the edge of the village. Only the initiates of the lineage had access to this sacred place. At the time of initiation in the reliquary cult, the clans would meet to perform communal rituals; each clan’s chief would dance holding the reliquary. Some reliquaries featured a large figure representing the lineage founder along with some smaller figures representing his successors. Made out of wood and metal.

H 67 cm.

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€ 180,00

Hamerprijs: € 180

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