4-Faced Vuvi Style Helmet Mask 14.5″ – Gabon – African Art

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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.

Type of Object

Helmet Mask

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Vuvi

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

14.5"

Width

10.5"

Depth

10.5"

Weight

2.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear. Inspect photos

Tribe Information

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.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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