Ghost-like, this piece replicates the white masks of the Ogooue, of the Kota and Mukudji tribes. Known as punu in Gabonese, the mask incarnates the spirits of ancestors who return to visit the living and assist them in the hereafter. Salihu Ibrahim hand-carves a fascinating sese wood piece that is traditionally worn during special village celebrations.
- Sese wood and clay
- 3.28 lbs
- 16.5 inches H x 9.5 inches W x 6.8 inches D