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Ngontang Fang mask (N° 17914)

The remarkable sculptors and blacksmiths fang in African art.

This multifaceted variant of Fang masks is known as Ngontang (or Ngontanga), the figure of the white man's daughter. Appearing in the 1920s, it represents the spirits of the dead who visit in the form of a young white woman from the afterlife and was used to locate sorcerers and those who abuse spiritual powers. They also now go out for parties, funerals, birth parties, and on the occasion of an important decision within the village. It was also worn by the men Fang Okak and Ntoumou, Ntumu, from Equatorial Guinea during a dance associated with the cult of Byeri. It sometimes has up to six faces.

This hem mask is topped with shell elements associated with traditional hairstyles. Four faces with joint eyebrows are carved on the walls of the mask. Small circular ears stand out. Abrasions and cracks. Remarkably satin patina, light tones.
 

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OriginCollection art africain française
EthnyFang
Countrygabon
Material(s)wood
Height37
Width26
Weight2.08 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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