PUNU MASK 27, Gabon

Photographs © Tim Hamill

PUNU, SPIRIT MASK 27, 10", 25" with raffia, Wood, pigment & raffia, $800 SOLD Gabon

These white-faced masks represent the spirit of an ancestor from the afterworld and were often used by stilt dancers for funeral rituals. They are known for their elegant features, forehead scarification patterns and elaborate coiffures.

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