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Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask
Galoa face mask

Interesting Galoa Mask 13.5″ with Custom Stand – Gabon – African Art

$195.00 $97.50

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This mask was carved in the style of the Galoa people of Gabon. The mask has a striking appearance that would make a great addition to any home decor. The mask measures 13.5 inches tall, 17 inches on custom stand, and weighs 2 pounds.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Galoa

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

13.5" mask, 17" on stand

Width (Inches)

8"

Depth (Inches)

6"

Weight (Pounds)

2 lbs

Overall Condition

Imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.

Tribe Information

About the Galoa People

“The Galoa people settled in the lakes area, near the Atlantic shore, and carved rectangular masks bearing triangular motifs designed with pigments. These masks are worn during important ceremonies such as the death of a prominent chief or the birth of twins. Through the power and authority believed to be inherent in them, the bearer of the mask can regulate the social life of the Galoa villagers.”

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

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