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Belly Mask – Wood – Makondé – Tanzania


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Wonderful ancient wooden belly mask from the MAKONDE people of Tanzania.
This kind of masks symbolize fertility and are also thought to be worn during boys initiation ceremonies. Good used condition with traces of wear and tear. Beautiful aged belly mask with a great patina.

Object: Belly mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Punu
Region/ country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 78×32×18 cm
Weight: 3500 g


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