Ekuk Mask - Bakwele - Gabon
Among the Bakwele, the internal cohesion of the village depended on the prestige and authority of the founder and of his skills in peacemaking.
To reinforce it, they have borrowed to the Ngwyes, the cult of the Beete.
This ritual would last an entire week, it would begin with the hunting departure of valid men into the forest, to hunt the antelope which flesh, mixed with medicine, would be eaten during the closing dinner.
After one or two days following the departure, masks left the forest and entered the village, inviting people to the dance and chants.
Ekuk means both “spirit of the forest” and “children of Beete”.
With its two wide horns, this mask is supposed to represent the antelope.
Height - 41 cm.
Width - 28 cm.
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- 2ª mitad siglo XX
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- 28×41×6 cm