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Custodians of dreamed images - Kota reliquary figures in the Congo and Gabon, a visionary world in Equatorial Africa

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Louis Perrois

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Louis Perrois, Vincent Girier Dufournier, Vittorio Coccoletti

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My first research trip to Gabon, made in the autumn of 1965, was devoted to the Kota of the Makokou and Mekambo areas. It wasn’t directly focused on their ancestor figures, which had already fallen into disuse several decades earlier, but rather on their initiation rites for adolescents - the satsi.

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