Tribal mask - Kota Mbete - Gabon

€270.00

Rare African mask from Ambete, a group close to Bakota

The face is slightly reminiscent of the Ngil masks of the Fang.
Mbete is classically a heavy eyebrow that overlooks the eyes.
The worn patina testifies to the use of this mask. There are residues of white and red pigments.
To breathe life into him, pieces of mirror were embedded in the eyes.
The traditional masks of Gabon were studied late because the poor storage conditions related to hygrometry and xylophagous insects make these masks uncommon.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
37 x 19 cm
Expert's estimate
385 - 425 €
Ethnic group
Ambete / Mbete / Mbede
Material(s)
Wood, glass
Country
Gabon
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Condition
Very good

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