Paulski Art strives to deliver collectible and authentic African masks from regions across the African continent. With access to antiquity auctions and museum curators across Western and Southern Africa, we do our ultimate best to secure only genuine tribal masks and provide information that is well researched by our curators in determining origin, culture, and age.Dimensions: 10 x 18 x 8. Materials: Hardwood Carved Mask with Cowrie, Beading and Metal work. Tribal Background: Punu Lumbo Baule Mask.
Age: Second Half 20th Century. A Punu-Lumbo mask is a tribal mask native to the Ogooué River basin in Gabon, especially in the south of Ngounié Province. PUNU tribal masks are typically characterized with coiffure and pigmented face, including geometric scarifications. Representing female ancestors, the masks are usually painted white as a symbol for purity and peace. Alternatively white beads and metal jewelry are sometimes used for highly intricate/rare pieces such as the one here.
Please note these are traditional/old masks. "Imperfections are to be expected" such as dings, broken cowrie shells and minor cracks. We do our best to showcase the mask using as many photos as possible. Mask is in excellent condition. HOW TO HANG/DISPLAY MASK All our masks come with a hanging string on the rear for wall display.If you prefer displaying on a table or window bay, we advise you to look for a "Metal V Display Stand". We require 3-5 days to process and package each order carefully. Your satisfaction is our highest priority. If Interested in one of our items and are outside the U. The item "Punu African Mask African Tribal Mask African Art Tribal Mask Wood Mask" is in sale since Wednesday, September 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks". The seller is "mnzava" and is located in Farmington, Utah. This item can be shipped worldwide.