Secret NGIL society masker - 58 cm - Hout - Giftand - Gabon

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Secret NGIL society masker - 58 cm - Hout - Giftand - Gabon
2e helft 20e eeuw - Goed

These masks were used by the male NGIL society that no longer exists today. This secret society was responsible for the initiation and they fought against witchcraft. The Ngil had a ritual purifying fire symbolized by the gorilla.

Holders of these masks were visible at night in the villages, lit by torches, and were always in large numbers.
This society also had a judicial function and identified the guilty of misconduct in the village.

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Kavelgegevens
Object
Secret NGIL society masker - 58 cm
Etnische groep / cultuur
Giftand
Regio / land
Gabon
Materiaal
Hout
Periode
2e helft 20e eeuw
Staat
Goed
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
45×18×12 cm
Gewicht
422 g
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