Mask (1) - Wood - Punu - Gabon

Description
Mask (1) - Wood - Punu - Gabon
Mid 20th century - Excellent

Punu mask, Gabon.
Mask of the Punu ethnic group, carved in wood, with the characteristic headdress and scarifications on the face. It depicts a woman’s face and enhances her beauty. Covered in kaoline. In perfect condition, with pigment wear. Middle of the 20th century. Private collection. Certificate of origin and age.
PUNU: After the Fang, this is Gabon's second ethnic group. The group consists of several independent villages divided into clans and families. Their religion is animist. They venerate their ancestors, whose spirits guide them and help them in life.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Punu
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
30×12×17 cm
Weight
0.5 kg
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