Bakota Reliquary Stick
Story behind the product ~ A reliquary is an object that unites human remains with carved statuette magical objects. It was designed to act as a receptacle and dwelling place for the spirit of the dead. Characteristic of these “Bewete” figures is the large stylised copper-plated head, as seen mounted on the end of this wooden pole.
These beautiful Bakota African Reliquary sculptures are crafted of hammered copper and brass and comes from the country of Gabon. Each one is a unique artefact. They have been passed down through the generations, a possession with a story and rich history.
Country of origin ~ Gabon, Africa
Materials ~ Copper, metal, wood
Dimensions ~ Designs 1-4 have same face shape and design, with small characteristic differences. All measurements are approximate.
Design 1 ~ 65cm H
Design 2 ~ 80cm H
Design 3 ~ 87cm H
Design 4 ~ 100cm H
Design 5 ~ 113cm H
This piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.