PUNU MASKS ARCHIVES, Gabon

The masks below have been sold. They are left here for educational and reference purposes.

 

PUNU
Mask 1
SOLD

PUNU
Mask 41
SOLD

 

PUNU
Mask 20
SOLD

PUNU
Mask 34
SOLD


  

PUNU Mask 30
SOLD

 

PUNU Mask 31
SOLD

 

 PUNU Mask 32
SOLD

 

PUNU Mask 33
SOLD

PUNU Mask 35
SOLD

 

PUNU Mask 36
SOLD

PUNU Mask 38
SOLD

 

PUNU Mask 42
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 2
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 3
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 6
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 7
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 10
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 11
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 12
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 13
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 14
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 15
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 17
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 18
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 19
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 22
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 23
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 24
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 25
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 26
SOLD

 

PUNU, Mask 27
SOLD

 

PUNU, Figure 8
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

PUNU, SPIRIT MASKS ARCHIVES, Wood, pigment & raffia, Gabon.

Masks like these white-faced masks represented the spirit of an ancestor from the afterworld and were often used by stilt dancers for funeral rituals. They are known for their elegant features, forehead scarification patterns and elaborate coiffures. Despite their appearance, these masks show little evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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