Masker - Hout, Pigmenten - Fang - Ngil - Gabon

Omschrijving
Masker - Hout, Pigmenten - Fang - Ngil - Gabon
2e helft 20e eeuw - Goed

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.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Masker
Inheemse naam van het object
Fang
Etnische groep / cultuur
Ngil
Regio / land
Gabon
Materiaal
Hout, Pigmenten
Periode
2e helft 20e eeuw
Staat
Goed
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
55×22×16 cm
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