Kota figure

Kota figure

Kota Mbulu Ngulu reliquary figure, cared wood with applied metal sheets, Gabon, with diamond shaped body and concave facial plane, burial object, utilized to protect against evil spirits, would embody the spirit of the deceased ancestor, routinely attached to a burial basket called a “Bwete,” 25 3/4″ h x 13 1/2″ w., presale estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. (Photo courtesy Kaminski Auctions)

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