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.
Height: 35 cm.
Width: 23 cm.
Depth: 20 cm.
From a private Belgian collection.
Shipment via parcel with track & trace.
- ZELDZAAM Prachtig "Fang Ngil-masker"
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- 2e helft 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 35×23×20 cm