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Dance mask (1) - Wood - Punu - West-Afrika

Lot reference 30929363
Dance mask (1) - Wood - Punu - West-Afrika

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

Total nr of items: 1
Object: Dance mask (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Punu
Region/ country: West-Afrika
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 34×15×0 cm
Weight: 400 g

Private collection.
This mask is a variant of white masks, spread in the west and centre of Gabon, purchased in Fougamou in 1969, currently, these masks mainly appear to entertain the crowd on the occasion of festivities. During their appearances, the dancers would wear an outfit in raffia and cotton fabric, and would skilfully move on stilts which could reach two metres. Idealised feminine faces, the high hairdo with side braids reminds the hairstyles of the early 20th century.

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