Osseyba Reliquary Guardian Figure from Bakota (Kota), Mahongwe Tribe, Gabon

$9,450.00
Quantity available: 1

Our very large osseyba reliquary guardian figures come from the Bakota (Kota) people of the Mahongwe Tribe of Gabon, Africa. Recently acquired from an estate sale in Manhattan. They appear to date from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century and are mounted on modern (likely mid-century) wooden plinths. There are some metal losses, scratches, nicks, and dents throughout, consistent with age. The largest osseyba figures we've seen in our 20 years in business.  Additional image forwarded upon request.

Item Details

Reference #:
ha-2797
Quantity
1
Category
Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
Early 20th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
15.50 x 57.75 x 11.50
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
wood, copper, brass