Okuyi Mask, Punu People, Gabon. 1980

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Okuyi Mask, Punu People, Gabon. 1980
A wooden mask with elongated face, lentoid shaped closed eyes with slit to the centre. Long nose leading to fleshy lips; small ears to the side. To the centre of the forehead a diamond shaped scarification mark. To the top of the head an elaborate hairstyle consisting of three large braids of hair. The surface of the face with white kaolin clay, red pigment to the lips, ears and scarification mark.

H. 34 cm

Property from a Belgium private collection

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