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Initiation Mask Vuvi Culture Tsogho, Gabon
Initiation Mask Vuvi Culture Tsogho, Gabon - Tribal Art Style Initiation Mask Vuvi Culture Tsogho, Gabon -
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Period :
20th century
Provenance :
Gabon
Dimensions :
H. 12.6 inch
Tribal Art  - Initiation Mask Vuvi Culture Tsogho, Gabon 20th century - Initiation Mask Vuvi Culture Tsogho, Gabon
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Initiation Mask Vuvi Culture Tsogho, Gabon

INITIATION MASK Vuvi
Tsogho Culture, Gabon
First half of the 20th century
Wood and pigments
Height: 32;

Vuvi masks can be recognized by their stylistic treatment and expression.
Thus, the face of this mask is ovoid, the forehead very slightly curved, the eyebrows in an arc of a circle, the nose short, the eyes in crescents of the moon, the mouth, well detached from the chin, presents fine lips. The mouth opens on openwork teeth treated in four vertical lines.
Monochrome pigmentation is added to the graphic and relief lines. Covered in kaolin, the mask presents a duality: white for the face and the brown colour of natural wood for the contours and the two horns that animate the upper part of the mask.

These masks were danced during night ceremonies of the initiatory society of Bwété. They were then bearers of spirits called Moghondzi.

Provenance:
- Former Bernard Dulon collection, Paris.
- Former Didier Claes collection, Brussels.
- Former Daniel Hourdé collection, Paris.
- Former private collection since 2005, Paris.
- Reference Yale University GRV: 0026535-02

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