Initiation mask - Wood - Punu (ou Bapounou) - Gabon

Description
Initiation mask - Wood - Punu (ou Bapounou) - Gabon
2nd half 20th century

The Yaka are known for their sculptural production whose predominant element is the mask.
Carved for the occasion, the masks only come out as part of the initiation ceremony "N-Khanda", reserved for young people to become men.

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Lot details
Object
Initiation mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Punu (ou Bapounou)
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×18×15 cm
Weight
778 g
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