African Tribal Mask

African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon


African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon
African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon

African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon    African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon

A probable second half of 20th century, hand carved Punu maiden and mother mask, from Gabon. Oval face, with child effigy and elaborate side coiffures; slit eyes.

T hese white-faced masks, represented the spirit of an ancestor from the after life and were often used by dancers during funeral rituals. They are known for their elegant features, whitened faces, forehead scarification patterns and elaborate coiffures. No visible cracks; minor scuffs and contact marks. H 35 cm x W 21 cm x D 11 cm. Please see my other listings for more interesting and useful items; including many more wonderful ethnographic collectables.

The item "African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon" is in sale since Saturday, June 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African".

The seller is "apex-restoration" and is located in Sutton-in-Ashfield. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.

  1. Primary Material: Wood
  2. Antique: Yes
  3. Original/ Repro: Original
  4. Product: Masks
  5. Region of Origin: Africa
  6. Age: Post-1940


African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon    African Tribal Art, Punu White Maiden Spirit Mask, Gabon