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Kota Mbutu Ngulu Reliquary Figure, Gabon

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Kota Mbutu Ngulu Reliquary Figure, Gabon
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Kota guardian figure of tooled sheet copper over wood. Such figures were placed with their posts embedded in baskets containing bones and other ancestral objects, and kept in a village shrine. Figure approx. 19 1/2" H. x 10" W. Provenance: Estate of Thomas McNemar, (1931-2020.) McNemar lived and collected throughout Central and West Africa in the 1960s and 70s. He established galleries of African Art in New York and San Francisco, selling to museums and public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
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Kota Mbutu Ngulu Reliquary Figure, Gabon

Estimate $100 - $400
Jul 10, 2021
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Starting Price $50
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0034: Kota Mbutu Ngulu Reliquary Figure, Gabon

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Est. $100 - $400Starting Price $50
African Art from the McNemar Collection V
Jul 10, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Kota guardian figure of tooled sheet copper over wood. Such figures were placed with their posts embedded in baskets containing bones and other ancestral objects, and kept in a village shrine. Figure approx. 19 1/2" H. x 10" W. Provenance: Estate of Thomas McNemar, (1931-2020.) McNemar lived and collected throughout Central and West Africa in the 1960s and 70s. He established galleries of African Art in New York and San Francisco, selling to museums and public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

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