African Tribal Mask

African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask


African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask
African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask

African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask    African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask

For sale is a vintage mid 20th c. African Gabon Punu tribe Okuyi Mukudji Ceremonial Mask with a bird on top. This mask represents a beautiful girl coming to the living from the afterlife to pay a benevolent visit.

The Okuyi masks are worn by men in full-body costumes who stand on 2 metre high stilts during ceremonies, feasts and at markets. Above the eyes are closed above swollen lids.

Kaolin and other pigments are used for accentuation. There is a handle at the base for the wearer to hold it over his face. This mask is a good size at 15 " L X 9 " W X 5 D.

There is a nice patina on this mask and it is in very good condition. Thank you for looking and please browse & follow my store as new art is added often.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "vssport" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Handmade: Yes
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: Gabon
  4. Culture: African

African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask    African Gabon Punu Mask with Bird Ceremonial Tribal Art Mask