African art among the Fang.
Formerly called Pahouins, the Fang form a very large ethnic group established, following migrations, in Central Africa, in the three republics of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
In the shape of a barrel, this mask offers a human face framed by protruding ears. The top carries elements in removable volutes.
Linked to ancestor worship, the Byéri, this mask was responsible for discerning troublemakers, especially sorcerers. It comes out these days for entertainment parties. He now also appears at parties, funerals, baby showers, and on the occasion of an important decision within the village. It was also worn by Fang Okak and Ntoumou, Ntumu men from Equatorial Guinea during a dance associated with the Byeri cult. It sometimes presents up to six faces.
Velvety matte patina, erosions.
Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 190.0 €)
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