Large female mask - Wood - Punu (ou Bapounou) - Africa - Gabon

Description
Large female mask - Wood - Punu (ou Bapounou) - Africa - Gabon
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Female face, bleached with kaolin, closed eyes stretched into almond shape. Presence of the mabinda (the nine diamonds) scarified on the forehead.
Red mabinda, mouth, ears, and barrettes.

Lot details
Object
Large female mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Punu (ou Bapounou)
Region/ country
Africa - Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
15×24×37 cm
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