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Mask – Wood – Kwele – Gabon


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Beautiful hand carved wooden mask of the Kwele tribe living in Gabon.
The Kwele use several types of masks in ceremonies to promote harmonious interaction and group solidarity. Kwele masks, many with heart-shaped face, are among the most beautiful forms of African art. Polychrome patina with white kaolin. Fine face expression, in good condition with traces of wear.

Provenance: former private collection from the Netherlands.

Object Mask
Ethnic group: Kwele
Country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 18x13x7 cm
Weight: 250 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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