“Motherhood” – Gabon

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Woman’s mask of the Punu tribe, used to represent tribal ancestors during funeral ceremonies; the mask symbolizes motherhood, and promises health and healing to its owner. The eyes are closed, the lips full, and the head adorned with a typical Punu hut. Diamond shapes are carved onto the forehead and next to the ears. Each diamond shape comprises nine small squares, the symbol for healing.

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