Ngil mask - Wood - Fang - Gabon

Description
Ngil mask - Wood - Fang - Gabon
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Ngil mask in carved and polychrome wood with kaolin and textiles, shown a beautiful age-related patina.

The Ngil masks were used by members of a male society of the same name during the initiation of new members and the prosecution of criminals.

Masked, dressed in raffia costumes, the rituals were carried out in the villages at night, illuminated by torchlight to hunt and punish sorcerers.

The dimensions refer to the wood part.

Lot details
Object
Ngil 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
30×15×9 cm
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