Masque anthropomorphe - Legno - Gabon - Fine XIX secolo

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Masque anthropomorphe - Legno - Gabon - Fine XIX secolo
Buone condizioni

Anthropomorphic Okuyi Mask
Punu culture, southern Gabon.
Second half of the 20th century.
Wood and pigments.
Height: 24.5 cm; Width: 14.5 cm; Depth: 5.5 cm.
Sold with a stand.

Ancient mask of small dimensions, depicting a crest-hairdo striated with incisions. The face is delimited by a drop of material, forming the two ears in half-circles on the sides. Traces of kaolin are still visible on the border. The eyes and the mouth are pierced in a rectangular form, the eyebrows are formed by two crescent moons. Incised scarifications are visible between the eyes, on the temples and on the cheeks.

These sorts of masks are named Okuyi - we can also find these in the regions named Mukuyi or Mukudji. It refers to ancestor figures.

Dettagli lotto
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
Fine XIX secolo
Regione/paese
Gabon
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Dimensioni
24.5×14.5×5.5 cm
Nome dell’oggetto indigeno
OKUYI
Oggetto
Masque anthropomorphe
Etnia/cultura
Punu
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