Copper Wrapped Protection Figure

Copper Wrapped Protection Figure

Regular price $200.00 $1,500.00 Sale

Kota tribe, Gabon. Wood wrapped in Copper

Purchased on the Archeo 2022 trip to South Africa.

Kota live in villages of multiple clans, and revere the relics of their ancestors. The lower end of this protective figurine would be stuck into into a relic container such as a wicker basket or bark box, and served to protect the ancestral relics. Symbolic metals added power to the figurine, with copper identified with longevity and power.