Custode - Legno, Metallo - Bakota - Gabon

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Custode - Legno, Metallo - Bakota - Gabon
Seconda metà XX secolo - Condizioni discrete

Guardian figure for bones/skulls of the Kota from Gabon.

In earlier times, the deceased were laid out in the woods and at a later point buried in the earth. Subsequently, the skulls of important founding fathers of a clan and of chieftains were exhumed and placed inside large baskets, along with other keepsakes, in a type of ‘second burial ceremony’. These baskets were sealed and kept in their own huts, the ‘holy shrines’. If the village was evacuated, the baskets containing the bones of their ancestors went with them, and a new shrine was erected for them in the next village Small discreet repairs.

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Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Custode
Etnia/cultura
Bakota
Regione / Paese
Gabon
Materiale
Legno, Metallo
Periodo
Seconda metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Condizioni discrete
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
55×30×8 cm
Peso
1400 g
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