African statues and african masks from the bakota tribe of congo and gabon this bakota statue measures 30 inches tall african statues - bakota reliquary guardian. Lot: reliquary guardian figure mbulu-ngulu - gabon, kota, lot number: 0392, starting bid: 9,000, auctioneer: zemanek-muenster, auction: 80th tribal art auction, date: june 27th, 2015 utc. Reliquary guardian figure, late 19th-20th century, gabon wood, copper alloy, and bone. The ethnic map of eastern gabon is extremely complicated as a result of continuous migratory movements since the 17th century kota is the name of one of three culturally closely related people. The kota once used reliquary guardian figures (mbulu ngulu) to protect and demarcate the revered bones of family ancestors the bones were preserved in containers made of bark or basketry. Discovering african art by nic'cole lambert pictures of other reliquaries: hongwe reliquary figure the wacc piece is very elaborate with two faces and an open base i found out that my piece was known as a reliquary guardian figure.
Mbulu ngulu reliquary guardian figure, obamba/mindumu, gabon author: smithsonian libraries african art index project dsi search this type: articles date: 2001 topic: mbulu ngulu search this obamba reliquary figures search this. Reliquary guardian figure (mbulu ngulu or mbulu viti), gabon, kota people, 19th century wood, copper, copper alloy, and iron, 24 7/8 x 16 x 3 inches. Reliquary guardian figure century), sango, gabon (courtesy galerie alain bovis, photo by mathieu ferrier) - kota: digital excavations in african art. Search for art, find what you are looking for in the museum and much more. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account both registration and sign in support using google and facebook.
Description as a migratory people, the fang have the custom of gathering the bones & skulls of deceased chiefs and important community members (together with magical substances) into cylindrical bark containers, instead of burying them in graves. African origins has been trading online since 2007 we are constantly on the look out for interesting objects to add to our collection we believe that africa needs a hand up, not a hand out we believe the role that trade plays in that process to be self evident | ebay. Reliquary guardian figure, pre-19th century obamba, gabon bernice and sidney clyman collection photograph by richard goodbody. Fang reliquary figure (byeri) advertisements share this this reliquary reminds me of pyxis of al-mughira because they both serve the //wwwbrooklynmuseumorg/opencollection/objects/4755/reliquary_guardian_figure_eyema-o-byeri so that you can see what the back and.
Les for ts natales: in their native forests preview arts of atlantic equatorial africa october 28, 2017 by: adenike cosgrove this figure is believed to be a guardian reliquary figure because of her distinguishing features with flexed legs. Like the neighboring kota, the fang people made reliquary guardian figures that were placed above containers holding the bones of ancestors fang guardians, however, are not nearly as stylized as kota examples they most often represent full-bodied figures whose sculptural forms are created to. Label: this abstract, metal-wrapped guardian figure of the kota people of gabon once guarded a basket containing the remains of a notable individual. Janus reliquary guardian figure, unknown, africa, gabonese republic, or northwestern republic of the congo, kota peoples, obamba, or mindumu groups, mid-19th century, sculpture, wood, copper, brass, iron, cowrie shell. Figure 11 165 high $500 : fang figure 13 20 high $500 : fang figure 25 195 high $600 : v fang figure 28 18 high $400: fang figure 30 165 high $300: fang figure 32 go to reliquary guardians page go to african figures page homepage: index by tribe: index by. The face of this reliquary figure is dressed with sheet brass, a precious material that has the power to deflect malevolent forces it is tacked down with flat, hand-wrought copper nails, and copper lines the upper eyelids.
The reliquary figures of the kota may be distinguished from their neighbors by the copper overlay on them wooden sculptures covered with sheets of copper and brass, known as reliquary or guardian figures, were attached to the baskets containing the bones. A kota reliquary guardian figure gabon the face with a cruciform pattern in copper and brass, and overlaid flange and crests fine aged and varied surface overall. Lawrence gussman's interest in african art can be described as a personal journey of discovery through his involvement with the peoples and cultures of central africa female reliquary guardian figure (eyema bieri), second of a pair.
Reliquary guardian figure 25 1/2 high circa 19th century fang, gabon, west africa wood a standing male reliquary figure with a bulbous forehead, concave face and arched eyebrows that lead to a flattened nose over the closed mouth a thick columnar neck stems from broad, muscular shoulders the. Shop for reliquary figure on etsy, the place to express your creativity through the buying and selling of handmade and vintage goods.