Fine Punu Mask, Gabon
Lot 144
Fine Punu Mask, Gabon height 13 1/2in (34.3cm)
Sold for US$ 23,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Fine Punu Mask, Gabon height 13 1/2in (34.3cm) Fine Punu Mask, Gabon height 13 1/2in (34.3cm) Fine Punu Mask, Gabon height 13 1/2in (34.3cm)
Lot Details
Fine Punu Mask, Gabon
ocuyi or mukuyé
Wood, pigments
height 13 1/2in (34.3cm)

Provenance:
Christian Duponcheel, Brussels, ca. 1968
Noel Gautier, France
American Private Collection

The feminine face with perfectly proportioned eyes pierced with a pointed arch under thin eyebrows, the nose over a small mouth with lips delicately carved and separated by a thin slit, the ears marked as projecting semicircles, the coiffure finely combed, consisting of two pointed ends and two lateral duvets, each separate part by braids; pierced behind the ears and around the edges with ancient wear, the fire-blackened cap above the honey-brown face with kaolin remnants and the mouth enhanced red pigment.
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