Art African Reliquary Kota 2127

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller art-masque-afrique ✉️ (832) 100%, Location: furiani, Corse, FR, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 255595093623 Art African Reliquary Kota 2127. Ref: sf-2127Height: 46cmProduct DescriptionKota reliquary from Gabon. Old piece, 70s. piece on pedestal. The memory of the ancestors is religiously kept in each family: fetishes, ornaments, weapons are passed on to each other. Failing to honor the memory of the dead parents, they would avenge themselves with an inevitable punishment”, he notes then scrupulously in his famous work Au coeur ck l’Afrique. But, where the Fang artists showed their inclination for powerful round-bumps, the Kota confessed, for their part, a clear predilection for abstraction and stylization. Covered with thin strips of copper and brass, their reliquary figures thus surprise with their two-dimensional character, quite rare in African art. A charming engraving, published in 1888 in the review Le Tour du monde, puts them back in their original context: gathered in a small hut, sheltered from profane and impure eyes, they topped the bark boxes containing the skulls and bones important members of the tribe. Far, far from these ethnological considerations, the collectors and artists of the early 20th century especially appreciated, in these eminently decorative sculptures, the strange flat and ovoid face punctuated by the two large circular eyes of these "guardians of the forces of the 'beyond.African art, African maskafrican art african tribal arte africana afrikanische kunstPart delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity.The memory of the ancestors is religiously kept in each family: fetishes, ornaments, weapons are passed on to each other. Failing to honor the memory of the dead parents, they would avenge themselves with an inevitable punishment”, he notes then scrupulously in his famous work Au coeur ck l’Afrique. But, where the Fang artists showed their inclination for powerful round-bumps, the Kota confessed, for their part, a clear predilection for abstraction and stylization. Covered with thin strips of copper and brass, their reliquary figures thus surprise with their two-dimensional character, quite rare in African art. A charming engraving, published in 1888 in the review Le Tour du monde, puts them back in their original context: gathered in a small hut, sheltered from profane and impure eyes, th Origine: Africa, Material: Wood, Type: Figure, Statue, Authenticity: Original, Brand: Unbranded

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