The Mitsogho Reliquary Figure is a fetish bundle used to protect and honor distinguished ancestors, linking the living and spirit world. The figure is bound by palm leaves and tied together by twine. It has a long neck supporting an oval head with flat facial plane with minimum features and back swept hair. Attached are glass beads, brass bells, shells, feathers and inside are magical organic materials.
Time Period: Late 19th – Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Robert Dupierre, Paris
Materials: Wood, pigment, palm leaves, cord, feathers, beads & bells
Dimensions: 13 in. high x 8 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Figure appears in fine condition
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