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

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SKU: 25.282 Category: Search for: , ,
Description

Stylistic wooden initiation mask from the PUNU tribe, Gabon.
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. The mask has an unusual elaborated coiffure with an ancestor figure sitting on top.
Good condition with slight clear traces of wear and tear.

Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Punu
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
38×15×13 cm
Weight
600 g
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