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Kota Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure), Mahongwe, Gabon http://www.imodara.com/item/gabon-kota-bono-na-bwete-reliquary-guardian-figure-mahongwe/

Kota Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure), Mahongwe, Gabon http://www.imodara.com/item/gabon-kota-bono-na-bwete-reliquary-guardian-figure-mahongwe/

Africa | Detail from a Kota reliquary figure fro the Sebe region of Gabon | Wood, metal, and hippo tooth ivory (for the eyes)

Africa | Detail from a Kota reliquary figure fro the Sebe region of Gabon | Wood, metal, and hippo tooth ivory (for the eyes)

Figure de reliquaire, Kota Ndasa Gabon vente Sotheby's du 2 décembre 2015

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Viviane Jutheau, Comtesse de Witt Collection: At the Heart of African Arts | Sotheby's

Viviane Jutheau, Comtesse de Witt Collection: At the Heart of African Arts

Reliquary guardian figure (19th century), Sango, Gabon (courtesy Galerie Alain Bovis, photo by Mathieu Ferrier) - Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art

Reliquary guardian figure century), Sango, Gabon (courtesy Galerie Alain Bovis, photo by Mathieu Ferrier) - Kota: Digital Excavations in African Art

Reliquary Figure Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Gabon Culture: Kota peoples

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art) ~ this little guy just makes me smile! and I don't even know what he was meant to represent!

Kota Quai Branly

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Presentation of Obamba ancestral skulls, illustration probably dating from the beginning of the 20th century (from S. Chauvet, L'Art Funeraire au Gabon, 1933 published in Louis Perrois, Ancestral Art of Gabon from  the barbier-mueller museum, 1987 - p.70.

Presentation of Obamba ancestral skulls, illustration probably dating from the beginning of the 20th century (from S. Chauvet, L'Art Funeraire au Gabon, 1933 published in Louis Perrois, Ancestral Art of Gabon from the barbier-mueller museum, 1987 - p.70.

Full: Front Study of pair of Kota stylised figures. Appear to be made of carved wood, wearing head-dresses. Head-dresses and faces possibly made of metal. Brick wall as backdrop. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Kota Bwete (Reliquary Guardian Figure), Mahongwe, Gabon http://www.imodara.com/item/gabon-kota-bono-na-bwete-reliquary-guardian-figure-mahongwe/

Mahongwe Reliquary Figure, Gabon Height: 8 in cm) Jacques Kerchache, Paris

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