Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal

Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal

Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal
Stunning PAIR of Kota African Masks. Wood with hammered copper details. Vintage with some signs of age and wear, please see all photos. These beauties will provide an eclectic worldly touch to your vintage home decor.

Info about Kota masks from the web. Kota reliquary guardian figures ("mbulu ngulu"), such as this one, are unique among African sculptural forms in their combination of wood and hammered metal. It is thought that the figurative form of the mbulu ngulu was intended to reinforce and communicate the reliquary's intense power.

The Kota used reliquary guardian figures to protect and identify the revered bones of family ancestors. The Kota believed that the relics of important men and women retain power after death, providing protection and good fortune to an individual's descendants. The remains were preserved in containers made of bark or basketry.

The mbulu ngulu stood atop this bundle, bound to it at the figure's lozenge-shaped base.
Kota Reliquary Mask Pair Wood Carved with Copper Detail Vintage African Tribal


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