KWELE MASKS, Gabon

These Kwele masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.



 KWELE
Mask 25

9.5" high
$600

KWELE
Mask 26

10.75" high
$600 




KWELE
Mask 5

9" high
$200 

KWELE
Mask 31

8.25 " high
$200 


 

KWELE
Mask 28
16.5" high
$300

KWELE
Mask 29

25" high
$350 


KWELE
Mask 32
20.5 " high
$250

KWELE
Mask 33
16" high
$250


KWELE
Mask 34
16" high
$250



KWELE
Mask 35

19" high
$250 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KWELE, MASKS, Gabon

Kwele masks are controlled by the Bwete association, which maintains social order. They are used in ceremonies to promote well-being and community. Some did not have eye slits and were shown to onlookers rather than worn. The horn motifs echo the heart shaped face. The masks are considered to be among the most beautiful in African art.


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