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Secret NGIL society mask - Wood - Fang - Gabon

Lot reference 32090911
Secret NGIL society mask - Wood - Fang   - Gabon

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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Secret NGIL society mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Fang
Region/ country: Gabon
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 55×22×11 cm
Weight: 912 g

These masks were used by the male NGIL society that no longer exists today. This secret society was responsible for the initiation and they fought against witchcraft. The Ngil had a ritual purifying fire symbolized by the gorilla.

Holders of these masks were visible at night in the villages, lit by torches, and were always in large numbers.
This society also had a judicial function and identified the guilty of misconduct in the village.

Good condition, old normal dry crack on upper backside as pictured.

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