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Hand Mask - Wood - Mitsogho - Gabon - Asian African Art
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Hand Mask – Wood – Mitsogho – Gabon

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Description

Stylistic Mitsoho hand mask from Gabon. Mitsogho masks, when not worn during funeral ceremonies, were kept at the back of the Ebanza house, where the men`s cult met. They were covered in white pigments and were carved with an open mouth, a small triangular nose, and typical slanted eyes set under M-shaped brows.
[Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal arts of Africa, P117]
Good ondition with traces of wear and tear.

Object
Hand Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Mitsogho
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
36×19×7 cm
Weight
450 g
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