Kota-Mahongwe Style Reliquary Guardian Figure, Gabon
Kota peoples, Mahongwe group (Gabon, Central Africa)
Reliquary figure, 20th century
Wood base, metal, and fiber embellishments
Figure has been mounted on a black wood display block.
- reliquary slightly rotates on its display; dirt accumulation; fraying to fibers; loss of finish to hardware; rusting to nails; cracking; loose wooden embellishment to the left lower region; corresponding right region embellishment is missing.