Lot: 242

98th Auction

Female face mask "okuyi" or "mukudji"

Gabon, Punu

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 11.2 inch 2500 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base

This mask belongs to the so-called "White Masks of Ogooué", even though the kaolin layer that typically covers the face has been lost.

These masks represent female entities from the spirit world and were especially performed during mourning rites.