African Ceremonial Mask Ancestral
			Spirit Mask Human Female Animal Attributes Cameroon Gabon Ethnic Art

African Ceremonial Mask
			Ancestral Spirit Mask Human Female Animal Attributes Cameroon Gabon Ethnic Art




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Ceremonial or Ancestral Spirit Mask - Africa




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This graphically striking mask is said to have originated in the Cameroon. Similar masks, however, are also known to have been in use in Gabon. Although, the tribe that made the mask is not known, it should be kept in mind that tribes do not necessarily conform to state borders. The mask does not have any holes providing for it to be worn as a face mask. This, apart from the white face, gives further reason to assume that is a ceremonial or ancestral mask that was used lying on it s back. The concave reverse of the mask clearly shows that it is carved out of one piece of wood. Unfortunately, the tip of the nose is missing. See profile views below.

GBP 290.00

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[BKA/Exo.MC/OJT-005]







African Ceremonial Mask
			Ancestral Spirit Mask Human Female Animal Attributes Cameroon Gabon Ethnic Art

African Ceremonial Mask
			Ancestral Spirit Mask Human Female Animal Attributes Cameroon Gabon Ethnic Art

African Ceremonial Mask
			Ancestral Spirit Mask Human Female Animal Attributes Cameroon Gabon Ethnic Art


















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