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.