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200943 - Old African Tribal used mask from the Tsogo - Gabon.


Old Tribal used Impressive african mask from the Tsogo, Gabon. 

Hand carved from a single piece of wood, with color pigments

Height: 31 cm.

Used during the night-time initiation ceremonies of the Bwete society, this type of mask is a ritual object subtracted from the sight of uninitiated people. The mask has the function of representing the multitude of symbolic images evoked during the rites.