Beautiful stylized Okuyi mask of the PUNU tribe from Gabon.
A PUNU mask embodies the close connection between the world of the living and the dead in African beliefs. They are mostly feminine in nature.
The number and position of the scarifications varies per style or ethnic group. These distinctive signs, called mabinda, were made in children around the age of ten to fourteen.
A mask with a typical finely worked hairdress and a very nice white and red patina. With traces of blue.
Height: 27 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Good condition, with some wear and tear.
Stand not included
Secured and signed shipping with track and trace.
- Okuyi masker 27 cm
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- 2e helft 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 27×17×19 cm