Lot 460
Important Abstract Bakota Reliquary Figure
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Brazzaville, Zaire, 19th century, hammered copper and brass sheathing is applied to a carved wooden core, the back hosting an antique German language collection or auction label reading "Fetiche Bakota." Mounted to a custom metal stand.

20.5 in.; 23.5 in with stand.

Purchased from New York City art dealer J. J. Klejman in 1969; a copy of the original signed invoice is available.
The Collection of Dr. Malcolm Hardy, Chapel Hill, NC

Some chipping to the lower legs; all original surfaces with appropriate aging.

$1,000 - 2,000