Mitsogo Mask - Tsogo People, Gabon
Mitsogo Mask - Tsogo People, Gabon
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Mitsogo Mask - Tsogo People, Gabon

$1,295.00
13,000 Mitsogo live in the forested highlands of south-central Gabon. Mitsogo religion centered around ancestors who were believed to wield power in the afterlife as they had as living leaders of the community. Masks still play a big role in the culture of Mitsogo people. The masks, which represent supernatural beings, are worn during harvest festivals, initiation ceremonies and funerals. The kaolin white surface is simialar to the masks worn by their neighbors, the Fang, the Punu and Kwele.

Height: 50" (including "beard") or 29 1/2" without it x Width: 12" x Depth: 7"

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