“Beauty and Wealth” – Cameroon / Gabon

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Women’s mask, intended to symbolize beauty and wealth. The mouth and nose are drawn; the former is shaded in red, traditionally associated with love. The eyes are half closed, and the ears are small and skilfully carved. The eyes, mouth, and face are all edged with delicate engravings of miniature metal beads. The cheeks and forehead are painted in gold metal with decorative cross-hatching, which emphasizes affluence. The hair is gathered at the top of the head in a fashionable style, and the entire mask is trimmed with short ornamental threads.

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