BAKOTA RELIQUARY GUARDIANS ARCHIVES, Gabon

Old Bakota reliquary figures are very rare. Despite their appearance, most of our figures show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

The Bakota Reliquary Guardians below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Bakota Reliquary Guardians, GO TO BAKOTA RELIQUARY GUARDIANS 3


BAKOTA 14
SOLD

 

BAKOTA 15
SOLD

BAKOTA 17
SOLD

 

BAKOTA 18
SOLD

 

BAKOTA 20
SOLD


BAKOTA 21
SOLD

 

BAKOTA 22
SOLD

BAKOTA 22
Back, SOLD

 

BAKOTA 23
SOLD

 

BAKOTA 24
SOLD


BAKOTA 25
SOLD

BAKOTA 32
SOLD

 BAKOTA 32
SOLD

 BAKOTA 34
SOLD

 BAKOTA 37
SOLD


 BAKOTA 30
18.5" high
SOLD

BAKOTA 10
19" high
SOLD

 BAKOTA 28
22.25" high
SOLD


 BAKOTA 35
19" high
SOLD

BAKOTA 16
22" high
SOLD

 BAKOTA 11
25" high
SOLD

BAKOTA 31
19.5" high
SOLD

BAKOTA 7
29" high
SOLD


Bakota1
SOLD

Bakota 2
SOLD

Bakota 3
SOLD

Bakota 4
SOLD

Bakota 5
SOLD

Bakota 6
SOLD

Bakota 8
SOLD

Bakota 9
SOLD

Bakota 11
SOLD

Bakota13
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAKOTA, RELIQUARY GUARDIANS ARCHIVES, Gabon

Figures like these were mounted on containers holding relics of important clan ancestors, serving as guardians. Two-dimensional and sheathed in metal (brass or copper), the figures include projecting shapes around the face that refer to elaborate coiffures, and a diamond shape below the neck that is an abstracted body form.

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