Mid-XXth- from collection De Zwaan
Peuple: A Punu Reliquary Bundle. Gabon Central Africa.
Medium: Wood, pigments, hide, vegetable rope, red fiber, leather, nails, relics, organic matter
Dimensions: H 34 cm
Condition: Fair, charges in belly and back missing.
Provenance: Dutch collection. De Zwaan., Amsterdam.
Age: Mid-20th century
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Punu Reliquary Basket, Gabon. female half-figure, hands on the side, breaded hairdressing.
Bundling earth and ancestors. Earthen materials join stunning statuary and the bones of important forebears to honor the ancestors and educate new generations in the remarkable reliquary arts of Gabon. Hole for a magical charge on the front and on the back and above the head, one-of-a-kind Punu reliquary, aided the living in communicating with their honored dead ancestors.
Compare with a related Punu figure in the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France, nr71.1943.0.433
Our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Shop in Antwerp.
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