Lot 25: A punu Mask, Gabon, circa 1930, the elongated face with pointed chin
November 30, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A punu Mask, Gabon, circa 1930, the elongated face with pointed chin, enlarged mouth, T-shape nose, pierced bulbous eyes set under arched brows; lozenge raised scarifications on the forehead; all set under a large coiffure with incised vertical grooves. Pierced twice around the edges for attachment. White Kaolin covering the face, 28cm high Provenance: Private Collection, France Purchased from Galerie Nargel, Paris, 6th November 1988. A copy of the receipt is available with this item.