2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Initiation mask (More lots)|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Punu|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
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.
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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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Munt in goede staat en goed verpakt ontvangen. Hartelijk dank hiervoor.
Good packing and fast shipping. Thank you very much.
Arrived safely yesterday-packed in good protected materials. Item was as promised.
The item is as described and the packaging was really perfect. It's always hard to ship delicate objects, so I'm happy they did a really good job on this one. I'm 100% satisfied.
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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