201040 - Old African Tribal used mask from the Tsogo with Raffia - Gabon.
Old Tribal used Impressive african mask from the Tsogo, Gabon.
Hand carved from a single piece of wood, with color pigments
Height: 52 cm with Raffia only the wood mask are 27 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.