Gallery Bacara

African Mbete Gabon Statue

$1,600 SGD

Vintage from the 1980s

Materials: Medium: Wood

  • Height: 21 inches
  • Width: 6 inches
  • Depth: 5.5 inches

  • This is a really Unique Mbete Statue from the Kota Peoples of Gabon. They were tribes of secret societies quite large and powerful. The Mbete do not have any centralized political organization; they practice ancestor worship. . They are thought to have a connection with the ancestor’s cult and they were either used as reliquaries or placed alongside ancestor bones in a basket. The busts, figures, statues and masks of the Mbete are cubist in structure, the stepped hair-dress having clearly-marked gradations, and the face frequently being painted white. This particular Bust Hemet is rare and would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.

    Shows age and Natural Wear and Has Tribal Repairs

    *This item ships from America. 

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