Punu helmet with four faces


Punu helmet with four faces. This particular helmet comes from the Ngounié region, in southern Gabon. The Punu are famous for the mysterious beauty of their masks, with the painted face in white kaolin, as well as for the extreme delicacy of their sign. Their masks, like this helmet, express the serenity of the ancestors, who protect and advise from the afterlife. This helmet was worn by a dancer during the funeral ceremonies. Estimated age: first half of 1900


SKU: C089M014 Category: Tag:

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 29 × 30 × 36 cm


Ethnic Group