African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Fang mask

Fang mask (N° 22705)

African art among the Fang.

Formerly called Pahouins, the Fang constitute a very large ethnic group settled, following migrations, in Central Africa, in the three republics of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. In the shape of a barrel, this mask offers four scarified faces, endowed with stylized human features, and eyebrows in continuous perforations. 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.

Two-tone satin patina, desiccation cracks and restoration using wicker fibers.  


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

OriginEx-collection française
Material(s)wood, plant fibre
Height cm38
Width23 cm
Weight1.90 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Fang mask
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal