ZELDZAAM Prachtig "Fang Ngil-masker" - Hout - Giftand - Gabon

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ZELDZAAM Prachtig "Fang Ngil-masker" - Hout - Giftand - Gabon
2e helft 20e eeuw - Goed

Splendid “Fang Ngil Mask” from Gabon

Very RARE & Contemporary Mask from the Fang people.
This fantastic Tribal Mask has beautiful facial features, because of the long straight nose, little almond eyes, as well as the mouth features.

Fang Ngil masks were used by members of a masculine society of the same name, during the initiation of new members, and for the persecution of evildoers. For the masquerades, persons dressed in raffia dresses, assisted by assistants, appeared in the village after dusk, lightened by a flickering torch. They would then go to each hut to take out the new initiates, so that they would participate in secret ceremonies of initiation.

Dimensions:
Height: 35 cm.
Width: 23 cm.
Depth: 20 cm.

From a private Belgian collection.

Shipment via parcel with track & trace.

Kavelgegevens
Object
ZELDZAAM Prachtig "Fang Ngil-masker"
Etnische groep / cultuur
Giftand
Regio / land
Gabon
Materiaal
Hout
Periode
2e helft 20e eeuw
Staat
Goed
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
35×23×20 cm
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