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Punu reliquary guardian - Gabon

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Punu reliquary guardian - Gabon

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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

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    KaptanKrunch November 12, 2017

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    Toujours du Grand D.Norden = Très beau masque Goli avec belle patine d'utilisation- pigments rouges intenses-FANTASTIQUE
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    lovviere October 18, 2017

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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
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    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......
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    lovviere August 24, 2017

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