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Archaic old Vuvi African Mask

Lot 0077
This is a very old and field used Mask from the Vuvi ethnic group, central Gabon, Africa. A carved wooden mask with white and red kaolin clay pigment, and classic treatment to the eyes and brow, with a simple raised linear design from the lips to chin. Such masks were used during the Bwete initation rites which included Iboga rituals and masked dances. The mask itself measures 14 x 8 inches. A display stand can be included for an additional $30.00

Condition

Very well weathered and worn. fair condition.

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Archaic old Vuvi African Mask

Estimate $250 - $500Nov 18, 2017