African Tribal Mask

Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679


Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679
Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679

Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679    Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679

Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-63.5/19.2 CM. The SONGYE use masks during funerals, initiations and various celebrations, all of which involve dance and occasionally pantomime. Stylistic details indicate the function of the mask and its particular role in an event. This handsome mask is distinguished by its round, as opposed to the fine slits of the SONGYE mask.

An overhanging forehead sets the eyes into even deeper relief, the nose turns upwards at the tip, and the lips are very full with a cleft on the upper portion. The beard of raffia fibre adds height and dimension, and also designates this mask as masculine. The Gunyega rules over the footraces of young initiates, representing a masked spirit that must compete against unmasked runners. In this context, it must be a suitable "medium" for a who partakes in human activities, conveying a feeling of the and non-physical worlds. In both senses this mask performs admirably.

An original patina covers the item. Vintage Hand Carved Wooden African mask Face Mask (Gu) 19th-mid-20th centur-2704. African Tribal Wood AFRICAN Vintage Hand Carved Antique Asante stool -3663.

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The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to Canada.

  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo
  2. Culture: African
  3. Handmade: Yes
  4. Modified Item: No
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Not Available


Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679    Hand Carved Tribal AFRICAN Dan Wooden Gunyega Mask with Raffia Beard-3679