First half of the 20th century - Vintage, used, with visible wear marks.
Very rare Punu dance mask from Gabon with a prestigious provenance.
Dance mask with three-lobed cap, the look accentuated by the half-closed eyes.
Light wood with localised kaolin residue and red ochre pigments.
Old wear marks.
This Punu mask belonged to the famous Claude Vérité fils & Associé gallery, until the death of his father, Pierre Vérité. All African art lovers followed the 2 major sales of the Vérité collection, during which an Ngil Fang mask was sold for 6 million euros. This mask was sold by the Cannes Auction Besch auction house on 04/21/2019 lot 1.
An invoice issued by Claude Vérité on January 12th, 1981 and the illustrated catalogue of the sale of April 21st, 2019 will be included with the mask.
The objects will be shipped with insurance and track & trace.
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You can see and/or pick up the piece in Ajaccio, 20090, France.
- Indigenous object name
- ancienne galerie Vérité à Paris
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Pounou / Punu / Bapounou
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 22×15×10 cm
- 0.2 kg