Traditional African masks have always played an important symbolic and ritualistic role in African culture. They are also among the most impressive and creative African artwork.
This round mask originates from Gabon in West Africa, made by a proud tribesman from the Bakota tribe.
This mask has been intricately metal worked with brass and wood. The round mask has large black eyes and a black mouth with a beaded nose. Colorful beads of
red - sacrifice,
white - spirituality
gold - wealth
decorate the rest of the mask. It measures approximately 12” X 12”.