African art > Mask > Fang mask

Fang Hybrid Mask of So'o (N° 13692)

It was during the initiation of the young men at the Fang and Ntumu of southern Cameroon, during the ceremonies of the so or red antelope, that this anthropomorphous African mask with horns was exhibited. The gaze formed of two thin horizontal slits sheltered under the frontal space colored with red, the grimace of the mouth revealing incisions representing the teeth, the contrast of colors, livid and sanguine, were not lacking, during the nocturnal appearances of the mask Fang to provoke some emotion among the initiates. Cracking of the wood on the jugal area. The Fang, formerly named Pahouins, are divided into several sub-groups in three countries, Cameroon, Gabon, and the mainland of Equatorial Guinea. Mainly hunters, they also practice agriculture. Their social cohesion rests on the Ngil and So societies. The ngil was a rite of the purifying fire symbolized by the gorilla. The bearers of these masks, always in great numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also linked to the judicial function by designating the culprits of bad actions within the village.  

Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Originrécolté in-situ
Weight0.68 Kg
Estimated datingfin xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque PunuStatue Ogbom EketNouveau produitMasque DjiminiMasque Mossi

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 Hybrid Mask of Soo
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2020 - Digital Consult SPRL

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