Ngil-masker - Hout - Giftand - Gabon

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Ngil-masker - Hout - Giftand - Gabon
Midden 20e eeuw - Goed

Lovely mask from the NGIL society from the FANG tribe of Gabon.
This mask was carved in a sublime and rustic style. With a long nose and a mouth all under the mask, half-rounded eyes with eyebrows nicely shaped and which end at the same height of the eyes. The mask is covered with a kaolin layer.

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.
The mask is in good condition with a beautiful patina of age.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Fully insured shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received with signature on arrival.
May as well be viewed at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

Kavelgegevens
Object
Ngil-masker
Etnische groep / cultuur
Giftand
Regio / land
Gabon
Materiaal
Hout
Periode
Midden 20e eeuw
Staat
Goed
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
26×15×8 cm
Gewicht
370 g
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