Kota reliquary (mbulu ngulu)

Kota reliquary figure (mbulu ngulu), late 19th to early 20th century, Gabon, wood, copper, brass, and bone, 59.69 cm high (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

These reliquary figures helped a nomadic society to honor their loved ones after death.

Cite this page as: Dr. Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Kota reliquary (mbulu ngulu)," in Smarthistory, December 1, 2018, accessed May 23, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/kota-mfa/.