Mask - Wood - Kwele - Gabon

Description
Mask - Wood - Kwele - Gabon
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Hand carved wooden mask of the Kwele tribe living in Gabon.

The Kwele use several types of masks in ceremonies to promote harmonious interaction and group solidarity. Kwele masks, many with heart-shaped face, are among the most beautiful forms of African art.

Polychrome patina with white kaolin. Fine face expression, in good condition.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Kwele
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
23×14×6 cm
Weight
150 g
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