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Copper and wood reliquary figure with an almond shaped face and protruding eyes. The entire wood body is wrapped in thin narrow bands with sheets and rivets of copper alloy. These figures were used by the Mahongwe people of Gabon in the spiritual discipline of Bwiti, as guardians of ancestral reliquary baskets of magical objects and bones. They were important in tribal ceremonies. Figure, 24"H. Mounted on black lacquer base.
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Bedford Modern presents a curated selection of fine furniture and design from the 1920s to the 1970s, with an emphasis on French, Italian, German, and American designers. Our unique perspective on decoration effortlessly mixes the modern with the classical, while always retaining an eye for rarity, beauty, quality and simplicity. Located in hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bedford Modern presents the finest in furniture, lighting and decoration.
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