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Mask - Wood - Punu - Gabon - Asian African Art
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Mask – Wood – Punu – Gabon

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Description

Stylistic wooden initiation mask from the PUNU tribe, Gabon. Unusual use of black pigments on this Punu mask.
PUNU masks are thought to represent ancestors` faces. They are worn during funerals and by a Moukouji initiate who stands on stilts. This masks has a realistic, white face with protruding pursed lips, T-shaped nose, globular protruding eyes incised with a curve, high-dome forehead and characteristic ridged high coiffure, which reflect the PUNU women`s style.
Good condition with a beautiful aged patina.

Object Initiation Mask
Ethnic group: Punu
Country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 32x16x13 cm
Weight: 550 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
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