Mask, Gabon, mid-20th century

Mask, Gabon, mid-20th century

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Fang's Ngil masks are generally characterized by a face consisting of high orbital cavities on either side of a long straight nose separating two fine eye incisions.

The appearance of these masks coated with kaolin (the white color would evoke the power of the ancestors) in the middle of the night could arouse fear.

This type of mask was used by the Ngil male society which no longer exists today.

This secret society was responsible for initiations and fought against witchcraft. The wearers of these masks always appeared in large numbers at night lit by torches.

Material: wood

Age: mid-20th century

Origin: Gabon

Tribe: Fang

Origin: Gabon

Tribe: Punu

Dimensions and Specifications - Shipment information

- Width: 24 cm

- Height: 70 cm

- Depth: 16 cm

- Weight (item packed): 4 kg

- Era: 1940-50

- Style: Ethnic Arts - Tribal Arts

- Item Weight (kg): 2

- Parcel Weight: 4