Mask - Wood - Ekuk - Bakwélé - Gabon

Description
Mask - Wood - Ekuk - Bakwélé - Gabon
2nd half 20th century

This EKUK mask is heart-shaped with a serene white face
Ekuk means both “protective forest spirit” and “children of beete.”
It displays a flat surface and often has a whitened heart-shaped face, a triangular nose, coffee-bean eyes and small or non-existent mouth.


The KWELE tribe is also called BAKWELE, BEKWIL, EBAA, KOUELE
Origin: The Kwele occupy a great region on the borders of Gabon, Cameroon and DR Congo.

It is in good condition but has some aging wear.

Heigth 36.5 cm
Width 23.5 cm
Depth 7 cm
Weight almost 700 Grams

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Ekuk
Ethnic group/ culture
Bakwélé
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
36.5×23.5×7 cm
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