Mask - Wood - Punu (ou Bapounou) - Gabon

Description
Mask - Wood - Punu (ou Bapounou) - Gabon
Early 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Provenance:
BeschAuction Sale, of the 22/11/2004, Cannes.
Collection of the Museum of African art of Saint-Cyprien, near Perpignan, carried out by auction houses like Million, or even in Paris-Douot, lot 246 of the 22/05/2019.

A certificate of authenticity, from the appraising organisation, “Origine Expert” in Paris, will be delivered with the statuette.

Punu/Bapunu Dance Mask from Gabon presenting a feminine face with an intense expression, highlighted by the stretched and half-closed eyes, conferring a piercing face to the mask . The hairdo consists in a central bun and two balanced side braids.

Light-weighted wood, brown patina, natural white dye, red pigments.

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You can view and/or pick up the piece in Ajaccio, 20090 France.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Punu (ou Bapounou)
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×17.5×14 cm
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