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Black mask Punu Ikwara (N° 17237)

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This African mask for ikwara was used, according to Alisa LaGamma, during difficult palavers. A vigilante mask dancing on small stilts, he is wearing a toque with short side duvets. Scarifications are written diagonally on the face covered with a locally abraded black patina. Abrasions. Black patina. Discreet red pigment highlights.
The white masks of Gabon, itengi, (pl. bitengi) were associated with the various secret societies of Gabon, including the Bwiti, Bwete , and the Mwiri , the latter spanning several levels of initiation, to which all Punu men belonged, and whose emblem was the caiman. The Punu did not involve any masks in the rituals of the Bwiti, unlike Tsogo . These powerful secret societies, which also had a judicial function, had several dances, including the leopard dance, the Esomba, the Mukuyi, and the dance of the Okuyi, on high stilts, remaining the most widespread.
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Originex-collection française.
EthnyPunu
Countrygabon
Material(s)wood
Height30
Width21
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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