"Great mask GALOA" - Wood, Feathers, Kaolin & Pigments - Gabon

Description
"Great mask GALOA" - Wood, Feathers, Kaolin & Pigments - Gabon
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Magnificent “large Galoa Mask” from Gabon

This type of mask is very rarely found, because of its headdress adorned with natural feathers.

Among the Galoa, masks are used for important initiatory rites, funerals or for the birth of twins...

This Galoa mask with graphic features is recognisable by the set of opposing triangles on the forehead and on the chin; half-closed eyes and a straight nose composing a perfect symmetry.

Splendid patina, cracks from age, beautiful facial expression with burgundy-black/blue/white coloured kaolin pigments.

Measurements:
Height: 49 cm including the headdress.
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 17 cm

From a private Belgian collection.

The parcel will be shipped with track & trace.

Lot details
Object
"Great mask GALOA"
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood, Feathers, Kaolin & Pigments
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
49×22×17 cm
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