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Kwele mask (N° 23555)

Ex-Belgian African art collection
These African masks from Gabon with a heart-shaped face, almond-shaped eyes and a triangular nose. Depending on the presence of horns and their arrangement, the masks are called pipibudzé, Ekuku zokou, etc...and are associated with the ancestors or the spirits of the forest, "ekuk". Tribe of the Kota group, the Kwélé, Bakwélé, live in the forest on the northern border of the Republic of Congo. They live from hunting, agriculture and metallurgy. Practicing the cult named Bwété borrowed from the Ngwyes, which was accompanied by obligatory initiation rites, they used at the end of the ceremonies the ekuk masks evoking the antelope whose horns join in a loop under the chin. The blood of the antelope was also used among the Kwélé for therapeutic purposes. They produce rare statues linked to the initiation rites of young people. Two-tone patina.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyKwele
Countrygabon
Material(s)wood
Height cm44
Width27 cm
Weight0.90 Kg

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