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Relicário
Kota, Gabon

Wood and brass

59,5 x 30 x 3,5 cm

Directly associated with the predominant ancestor cult, the Kota and Mahongwe, who lived in the dense forests of north-eastern Gabon, place the bones of the founders of the clan in the basket topped by a wooden sculpture decorated with thin layers of brass copper. The temple is located in the village.

Picton, John em Phillips, Tom ed. (1995), África: A arte de um Continente, Munique - New York, Prestel, pp 316-317
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