The Ngil masks were worn by members of a male society of the same name during the initiation of new members and the persecution of wrong-doers. Masqueraders, clad in raffia costumes and attended by helpers, would materialize in the village after dark, illuminated by flickering torchlight. Fang masks, such as those, worn by itinerant troubadours and used for hunting and punishing sorcerers, are painted white with facial features often outlined in black.
This mask is a typical Ngil mask : large, elongated, covered with kaolin and featuring a face that was usually heart-shaped with a long, fine nose.
Size: about 56cm long and 22cm large, debth (18cm upper part)
Material: wood, covered with kaolin and darker piments
Stand not included
Can be collected at home or will be sent with trackingnumber.
- Inheemse naam van het object
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Hout, Pigmenten
- 2e helft 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 55×22×16 cm