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Helmet Mask – Wood – Kwese – Gabon


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Old wooden helmet mask from the Kwese tribe of Gabon. Helmet masks like these, were worn over the head, or, if too small, on top of the head. The mask appeared during funeral ceremonies. Great use of blue and white pigments.
Old aged patina. Contains clear traces of wear and tear due to aging and tribal use.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Object Helmet Mask
Ethnic group: Kwese
Country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Period:  Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 43x31x24 cm
Weight: 2200 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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