The African Fang masks of the So (red antelope) and Ngil (gorilla) associations, providing a judicial function reflected by the severity of their physiognomy, were worn with a costume of plant fibers, accompanied by paraphernalia of glass beads, animal teeth, horns filled with therapeutic ingredients, bells and weapons. They demonstrated the authority of the notables in charge of designating those responsible for crimes, particularly sorcerers, and sacrifices were probably associated with them. A tool of repression, the role of this type of Fang mask was to maintain peace through the judgment of criminals. Abraded patina, cracks and erosions.  

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OriginCollection française.
EthnyFang
Countrygabon
Material(s)wood
Height cm52
Width30 cm
Weight1.90 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

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