This mask was carved in the style of the Vuvi people of Gabon. The mask features 4 faces, each one different than the next. The mask measures 14.5 inches tall and weighs 2.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
4-Faced Vuvi Style Helmet Mask 14.5″ – Gabon – African Art
1 in stock
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Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear. Inspect photos
About the Vuvi People
“The Vuvi live near the Mitsogho and carved masks which were stylistically influenced by their neighbours. They are flat, covered with white pigments, display a triangular chin, and are often more elongated than those of the Mitsogho, but like the Mitsogho, they were worn during funeral ceremonies.
The Vuvi cast metal bells with cephalomorphic handles, while their carvers decorated the Ebanza cult house with doors and posts. They were covered with white pigments, leaving the raised geometric and figurative motifs plain.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.