Pounou Loumbou mask sud-Gabon


Pounou Loumbou mask sud-Gabon. Estimated age: first half of 1900

Naturalism and spirituality are the main features of Makuyé masks, which are carved by Punu artists from Gabon. The two elements sum up harmoniously, reaching results of great perfection. These masks used to be shown off during funeral ceremonies, in order to pacify the spirits. The dancers who wore masks were on stilts, so that the white faces seen from below seemed to have like a supernatural aspect.

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