Punu Initiation Mask, Gabon #180

$ 2,150.00 $ 1,075.00

  • Punu Initiation Mask, Gabon #180
  • Stylistic wooden initiation mask from the Punu tribe, Gabon.
  • Punu masks are thought to represent ancestors' faces. They are worn during funerals and by a Moukouji initiate who stands on stilts. This masks has a realistic, white face with protruding pursed lips, T-shaped nose, globular protruding eyes incised with a curve, high-dome forehead and characteristic ridged high coiffure, which reflect the Punu women's style. The mask has an unusual elaborated coiffure with an ancestor figure sitting on top.
  • Good condition with slight clear traces of wear and tear.
  • Not sold with stand
  • Measurements: 38×15×13 cm; 15" x 6" x 5"