Kota Reliquary Figure, Gabon
Lot 80
Kota Reliquary Figure, Gabon
Sold for US$ 10,625 inc. premium

African and Oceanic Art

5 Dec 2017, 13:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Kota Reliquary Figure, Gabon Kota Reliquary Figure, Gabon Kota Reliquary Figure, Gabon
Kota Reliquary Figure, Gabon
Wood, metal
height 23 1/2in (59.7cm)

Provenance
Private Collection, Paris, reportedly acquired in the 1930s
Private French Collection

The oval face with horizontal eye slits composed of rolled metal, below a large domed forehead bordered by two crescent flanges and surmounted by a crescent-form with the points, highlighted with bound spiral metal strips, curving downward below the line of the forehead, the columnar neck on an openwork lozenge-form base, the front covered throughout with crinkled metalwork with varying geometric designs to the sides and top flanges.
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