Punu Mask, Gabon

Lot number

2

Estimated price

1000
1500

Description

Punu Mask, Gabon
A wooden mask with carved features depicting a female with half closed dome shaped eyes, short nose with flared nostrils and fleshy lips in a gentle smile. Eyebrows high up to the brow with scarification mark to the centre on the form of a diamond pattern; scarification marks to the side of the face. The hair pulled up into two large bunches to the top of the head with tresses hanging to the side. The edge of the mask pierced with holes for the attachment of fibre or cloth covering.

H. 27 cm

Property from a Dutch private collection

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