Maschera - Legno - Kwele - Gabon

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Maschera - Legno - Kwele - Gabon
metà del XX secolo - Eccellenti condizioni

The masks of this small ethnic group are all gems of formal simplicity.
The concave , heart shaped face was coloured white/black and bordered with a red strip.
It was danced with during the initiation ceremonies within the "Bwete" cult.

Ex. Private collection. K. Hermann, Duren/Germany.
See: “ Encyclopedia of African Art .’’ , K.F.Schaedler , Munich , 2009 , page 360 & 361. (See pictures).

Semi hard wood type.
Black/white and red painting.
Traces of blue pigment to triangle on the temples.
Rub wear on the higher parts and sides.
A lot of paint flakes to the white portions.
Two attachment holes.
Made by the previous owner for suspension.
Polished and patinated inside.

Beautifully carved and very decorative mask !

Shipment with track & trace.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Maschera
Etnia/cultura
Kwele
Regione / Paese
Gabon
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Condizioni
Eccellenti condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
21×22×11 cm
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