Mask - Wood - Galoa - Gabon

Description
Mask - Wood - Galoa - Gabon
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These ‘okukwe masks’ are made during Galoa passing ceremonies, such as births, initiation rituals, weddings or funerals. They disperse ‘evil powers and spirits’. The central vertical arrangement of khaki, reddish or dark brown triangles.
The current ‘okukwe mask’ of Galoa corresponds exactly to the traditional form: large, round, with transparent triangles dyed dark brown on the forehead and around the eyes, nose and marks. The protruding and thin eyebrows, the discreet and straight nose and the large eyes, with an almond and slit shape, were once dark brown.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Galoa
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×24×15 cm
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