Ngil Mask of Justice - Hoektand - Gabon

Ngil Mask of Justice - Hoektand - Gabon
Eind 20e eeuw

Height: 33 cm; 12.9 inches.
Provenance: private collection, France (Paris)
Dating: 1950s-1960s

Other items from this collection are present in this private sale. These pieces were never published or auctioned before. Thus, this is an original collection.
These pieces mainly come from Gabon and DRC, and to a lesser extent, west Africa.

Curved mask in wood with the face covered with kaolin, white pigment.
This mask was worn in judiciary ceremonies, aiming to identify and punish criminals.
Their powerful white face would slaughter at night in the middle of villages.
This is a particular item with a beautiful face presenting rounded angles.
With a few traces of wear due to the use and age.

Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgment of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Ngil Mask of Justice
Regio / land
Eind 20e eeuw
Verkocht met standaard
33×0×0 cm
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