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Passport mask (3) - Terracota - Punu - Gabon - Asian African Art
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Passport mask (3) – Terracota – Punu – Gabon

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Object: Passport Mask
Ethnic group: Punu
Country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 12x7x6 cm
Weight: 700 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 18.67 Category: Search for: , , ,
Description

Three lovely terracotta pasport masks from the Punu tribe of Gabon. . They are sewn onto a piece of cloth and kept in a leather pouch and possibly worn in the small of the back. They are miniature copies of a family mask and sometimes received libations. These apotropaic masks also act as witnesses during initiation ceremonies.
Good condition with traces of wear and tear. Total weight 700 gram.

Dimensions:
Left mask: 12x7x6 cm (210 gram)
Middle mask: 11x9x7 (cm320 gram)
Right mask 8x7x5 cm (150 gram)

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