Puno Mask – Okuyi – Mukudji Society – Gabon

1970′. Light wood cm. 29,0 high x cm. 18,0 width (19.48″ x 7.48″). gr. 572,0 (38.83 oz.).

White-faced masks were emoyed by several Ogoew River peoples, chiefly the Puna and Lumbo.

They are said to embody the personas of past community elders and were worn by costumed stilt-dancers at Mukuji society funerary rites.

For more informations, see:

  • L’ART AFRICAIN, Les principales ethnies de l’art africain par Francoise Stoulling-Marin, pag. 562, Citadelles & Mazenod, 1988, Paris.
  • MASQUES, pagg.77-82, Musée Dapper, Ed.Dapper, 1995, Paris.

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