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Fang Ngontang crest mask - Gabon - African Art Tribal

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Fang Ngontang crest mask - Gabon - African Art Tribal
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  • Title: Fang Ngontang crest mask - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Gabon
  • Dimension: 15,75 Inch
  • Weight: 5,18 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Mask, crest
  • Additional Information: The Fangs form a very large ethnic group, following migrations, in Central Africa, in the three republics of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.In the shape of a barrel, this mask offers a human face with oblique scarficiations. The tops refers to the hairstyle worn by the Fang, while the orifices at the top allowed the insertion of large feathers. Holes on the lower edges allowed the accompanying raffia collar to be fixed. Linked to the cult of ancestors, the Byri, this mask was responsible for discerning troublemakers, especially sorcerers. It goes out these days for entertainment parties. He also appears now at parties, funerals, birth parties, and on the occasion of an important decision within the village. It was also worn by the men Fang Okak and Ntoumou, Ntumu, from Equatorial Guinea during a dance associated with the cult of Byeri. It sometimes has up to six faces.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $203.00

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    Fang Ngontang crest mask - Gabon - African Art Tribal

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  • Title: Fang Ngontang crest mask - Gabon - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Gabon
  • Dimension: 15,75 Inch
  • Weight: 5,18 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Mask, crest
  • Additional Information: The Fangs form a very large ethnic group, following migrations, in Central Africa, in the three republics of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.In the shape of a barrel, this mask offers a human face with oblique scarficiations. The tops refers to the hairstyle worn by the Fang, while the orifices at the top allowed the insertion of large feathers. Holes on the lower edges allowed the accompanying raffia collar to be fixed. Linked to the cult of ancestors, the Byri, this mask was responsible for discerning troublemakers, especially sorcerers. It goes out these days for entertainment parties. He also appears now at parties, funerals, birth parties, and on the occasion of an important decision within the village. It was also worn by the men Fang Okak and Ntoumou, Ntumu, from Equatorial Guinea during a dance associated with the cult of Byeri. It sometimes has up to six faces.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $203.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $65.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Good, see pictures.

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