Mask - Wood - Galoa - Gabon

Description
Mask - Wood - Galoa - Gabon
Mid 20th century - Good

Funeral mask in polychrome carved wood preserved in good condition.

These kinds of pieces were used in ceremonies to celebrate the passage to the afterlife.

In the African tradition, white is the colour of the world of the ancestors. It’s the colour of light, purity and wisdom.

. Black is the colour of all negative things, sorcery, violent death, evil, night.
The contrast between black and white symbolizes the move to a new life, the death and transit of the deceased into the world of ancestors.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Galoa
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
25×18×12 cm
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