Fang Ngil Mask, Gabon #309

$ 2,850.00

  • Fang Ngil Mask, Gabon #309
  • This mask is shaped like a helmet and whitened with kaolin. The face shows a heart shape, with merging eyebrows forming a straight nose bridge, enlarged above a particularly shaped mouth with teeth.
  • Fang Ngil masks had a legal function, indicated by the severity of the prominent eyebrows and by the narrow incised eyes.
  • They were carried by local authorities (notables), who were in charge of those responsible for crimes.
  • Measurements: Height: 40 cm, weight 1100 grams.
  • Condition: This old mask with clear traces of use comes from an old private collection.