230922 - African Galoa mask - GABON
Gabon: African Galoa mask.
Height: 33 cm.
Galoa mask Western Gabon. This is a typical Galoan style with striking sectioned face very precisely carved with kaolin, pigmented, textured and polished face. The masks are used during rites of passage (such as birth, initiation, marriage, and death). They should scare away evil powers. mid 20th c 27cm long