Punu, Gabon

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Description

Face mask
19-20th C.
Wood, kaolin
12 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/2"
Classic white faced Punu mask carved from wood; round face has fine softly indicated features, down-turned crescent slits for eye, full lips with traces of pigment, triangular raised scarifications in a diamond pattern on the center of the forehead and square raised scarification on the temple in front of the ears. A classic three-lobed coiffure carved and indicated in darker rubbed pigment.

Date

19th-20th C.

Creator

Punu, Gabon

Source

Gift of Ceil and Michael Pulitzer

Identifier

2011.007.004

Collection

Citation

Punu, Gabon, “Punu, Gabon,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed July 13, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/14531.