Kota Information

Tribe: Kota
Mask Type: Bwete (Kota)
Country: Gabon
Comments: The brass sheet and narrow strips-covered wooden sculpture were known to the MaHongwe as 'osseyba' and placed on baskets containing the relics of ancestors and to venerate the deceased and recognized members of the lineage. They were used in an ancestor cult known as 'bwete' where the baskets were placed in temples in a village and would generally consist of two figures, one larger than the other.
Price: 800
Material: Wood, Copper
Age: Mid 20th Century
Height (in): 23
Width (in): 12
Depth (in): 3