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Lumbu Mask (N° 24634)

This traditional African mask from Gabon with a face whitened with kaolin, evocation of a deceased woman, appeared during the Okuyi dance and cults dedicated to the ancestors, ritual practices shared with the Punu. Within the group named Shira, the Lumbu Loumbu, Balumbu, of Bantu origin and originating from the Congo kingdom, settled on the coastal part of Gabon, and in the Republic Congo, in the middle Ogooue. They keep the bones of their ancestors in reliquary baskets adorned with statuettes and other prestigious objects.
Lumbu and Punu produced these similar looking white masks, the carvers copying each other and the masks could be made for another group. Abraded matte patina.
Ref. : "Punu". L. Perrois and C. Grand-Dufay; "Art and Kongos" M.L. Felix.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm29
Width18 cm
Weight0.55 Kg
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