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Tsogo mask (N° 21233)

A neighboring tribe of the Pounou or Punu , the Tsogo , Mitsogo , are traditionally farmers (slash and burn agriculture). They are known for their elaborate rituals of religious practice, and particularly initiation, including the bwiti or mwiri for men, and the nyembe for women. They live on the right bank of the Ngoumé River. The function of their African masks is essentially the propitiation of the spirits of the ancestors and divination through the use of medicinal plants, particularly hallucinogenic. Their masks are kept at the back of the ebanza house where the initiates gather.
This mask carved from dense wood offers colored areas. Velvety patina. Abrasions and chips.  

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OriginEx-collection allemande
EthnySogho
Countrygabon
Material(s)wood
Height cm35
Width20 cm
Weight0.70 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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