Female OKUYI Ancestor Statue - PUNU - Gabon

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Description

African Female OKUYI Ancestor statue of the PUNU tribe from Gabon. With a typical finely worked hairdress and a very nice face painted in red, brown, and white.


A PUNU statue embodies the close connection between the world of the living and the dead in African beliefs. They are mostly feminine in nature.The number and position of the scarifications varies per style or ethnic group. These distinctive signs, called mabinda, were made in children around the age of ten to fourteen.


A statue of high quality with a very nice patina and mounted on a custom made black wooden stand.


Good condition, but with possible signs of use, and age related cracks. Please study the photos well


Dimensions:

Height: 22.8 inch, 58 cm.
Width: 7.9 inch, 20 cm.

Depth: 5.9 inch, 15 cm

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