Accompanying the rites of circumcision in the Ivindo valley, this type of mask had the role of entertaining or impressing by begging for gifts for the young guests at the ceremonies. The dancer's costume was made of raffia fibers.
Under arches in striated relief, bulbous eyelids overhang notches for vision. An imposing nose dominates narrow pursed lips.
Grainy matte patina.
The Mahongwe, Obamba, Shamayé and Sango form with the Kota a group with similar rites and society. It is in the eastern part of Gabon that they live among the forests.
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