Helmet Mask - Wood - Ngontang - fishing - Gabon

Description
Helmet Mask - Wood - Ngontang - fishing - Gabon
Mid 20th century - Good

Masks with four faces are called ‘ngontang’ by the Fang, each opposite each other. The faces are painted white with kaolin, the actual mask stays a dark wood. The dance masks were worn at ceremonies for births and death, each face portrays the spirit of a deceased person.

Lot details
Object
Helmet Mask
Indigenous object name
Ngontang
Ethnic group/ culture
fishing
Region/ country
Gabon
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
36×26×26 cm
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