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Old mask - VUVI - Gabon

Lot reference 18573797

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Current bid $641
Next minimum bid $700
Location: Belgium
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $75.78
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$641 Bidder 6648
15-07-2018 12:58:57
$582 Bidder 5534
14-07-2018 20:53:03
$2 Bidder 2793
13-07-2018 16:15:45

First half of the 20th century - in good condition - without stand

Old mask - VUVI - Gabon

First half of the 20th century - in good condition - without stand

The Vuvis live in the great forest of central Gabon in the basin of the Ogoué. They are neighbors of Tsogos.
They practice the complex cult of "bwete" that is to say the ancestors cult as well as all the ethnic groups of Gabon.
Even if their art has been little studied, their masks are rare, sought after and easily recognizable : white face, flat in the shape of an oval shield, facial features concentrated in the upper part, in an almost abstract style.

The symbolism of colors is rich in meaning.

Superb old piece.

Provenance :belgian private collection hdb

Height : 37 cm

Certification and details about collection on request


Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 40
Member since: June 27, 2017
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    Masamba1957 July 9, 2018

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    I wanted to have one for many years !
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    Schantle June 26, 2018

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    Magnifico! Anche meglio di quanto aspettassi! Grazie mille
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    pape620 June 22, 2018

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    Masamba1957 May 19, 2018

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    Meiner Meinung nach zu teuer. Riecht streng und ist jünger als angegeben oder unlängst überarbeitet. Aber ein Foto macht oft mehr her!
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    Katzinchen May 9, 2018

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United States $75.78
Austria $40.80
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Canada $116.58
Denmark $40.80
France $17.49
Germany $17.49
Ireland $40.80
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United Kingdom $17.49
Rest of Europe $52.46
Anywhere else $151.55

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