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Initiation mask - Wood - Punu - Gabon

Lot reference 28101733
Initiation mask - Wood - Punu - Gabon

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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Initiation mask (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Punu
Region/ country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 26×14×12 cm
Weight: 500 g

Authentic 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.
This mask has raised lozenge scarifications on the forehead, which are thought to be associated either with a female ancestor, or with a southern sub-group of the PUNU tribe.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Asian African Art is a gallery specialized in authentic ethnographic art from varied tribes in Africa and Asia, based in the Netherlands.
Besides the ethnographic art, we have a specialism in golden collectible coins.

For more info and other interesting items visit our website: Asian African Art from the Netherlands (Vessem).

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  • These archer bands are often faked but this does look as though it has some age and proper usage.. so hopefully okay. I hope their is more information on the Belgian private collection provenance! CX

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