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Gabon Punu people Old Ceremonial mask 1950

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Gabon. Punu people. Old Ceremonial mask. White and black pigmentation. 1950 circa. 897 gr. - 38x17x15 cm. Extremely fine. Rare. Provenance Fall Elhadji. Masks like these white-faced masks represented the spirit of an ancestor from the afterworld and were often used by stilt dancers for funeral rituals. They are known for their elegant features, forehead scarification patterns and elaborate coiffures.
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Gabon Punu people Old Ceremonial mask 1950

Estimate $800 - $900Jul 19, 2020
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