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Masquette Fang
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African fang rituals and masks.
Soft bois, dry patina, erosions.
The appearance of these kaolin-coated masks (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the male society ngil in northwestern Gabon, southern Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea.  This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. The ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also linked to the judicial function by identifying the culprits of the bad deeds within the village.  The Fang ethnic group, based in a region stretching from Yaounde in Cameroon to Ogooué in Gabon, has never ...


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Ngil s Fang Mask
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Very graphic, this mask intended to unmask the sorcerers, sculpted on the eve of the ceremonies, reflects the desire to capture the mysteries of the night and intimidate the opposing forces. Accompanied by words, gestures, dances and sacrifices, he also intervened during initiations out of sight of the laymen. Patine mate polychrome.

The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the ngil male society which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. Ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. As a guarantee of peace, he also fixed the seasons, the location where the ...


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Fang Hybrid Mask of So o
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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 ...

Gong ritual Fang
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African art > Usual african items > Fang Bell

Cult accessories, metal alloy gongs, some highly decorated, take on a wide variety of shapes. A sacred instrument, this object is topped with a handle that features a reliquary head of the byeri, featuring a helmet hairstyle with a long braid in the neck. The tinkling of wooden chopsticks on hollow metal heralded the beginning of ceremonies: communication with the supernatural world, ancestors, deities, could be established. Also objects of prestige, they accompanied the respect due to the chefs. Wicker strips are wrapped around the section of the neck. Glossy mahogany brown patina on the face, crusty patina locally flaked on the gong.


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Fang Ngontang Mask
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African art among the Fang.

Oforest named Pahouins, the Fangs form a very large ethnic group, 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 with oblique scarficiations. At the top, a cruciform ridge refers to the hairstyle worn by the Fang, while an orifice in the centre allowed the insertion of large feathers. Holes on the lower edges allowed the accompanying raffia collar to be fixed. Linked to the cult of ancestors, the Byri, this mask was responsible for discerning troublemakers, especially sorcerers. It goes out these days for entertainment parties. He also appears now at parties, funerals, birth parties, and on the occasion of an important decision within ...


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Ngontang Fang mask
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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 ...


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Ngil Fang Mask
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An angular version of the Fang mask, it is offered here in red, white and dark tones. The long rectangular nose is marked here with two successive edges under the large faceted volume of the forehead. A recurrence: placed in the lower end of the face, the mouth is drawn in pout.
Dark satin patina with matte coloured beaches.
The appearance of these kaolin-coated masks (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the men's society ngil which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. The ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their ...


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Head of reliquary Betsi Nlo Angokh
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African art > African Reliquary > Head Fang

African art and funeral rites
A large head with the concave face characteristic of the Betsi style, with cabochon pupils, is topped with braids accessorized with metallic bells. Restorations were carried out using resin and metal staples. Mate crusty patina.
Fach the Fangs of Cameroon and Gabon, each family has a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the esa. The reliquary boxes were surmounted by a statue or a head that acted as the guardian of the 'byeri' boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the box, and were intended to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to society. So, so. The term Angokh means ...

Fang Mask
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This African Fang mask recalls the copy held at the beginning of the 20th century by the painter Maurice Vlaminck and then by André Derain. Ovoid-like, it contrasts with the long-form masks of the Ngil. The hood engraved in relief highlights a young girl's face with fine features. Remains of red pigments on one side. Abraded kaolin patina. The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the male society ngil which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. The ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by ...


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Fang Ngil mask
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Ex-french African art collection.
Rituals of justice and African masks Fang. The drop of the forehead accentuates here the severe appearance of the protracted brow arches of a powerful, straight nose. The figuration of carnassière teeth also imprints a threat of vengeance on this primitive mask. Under the thin slits of the eyes, along the nasal ridge, arrow veins recall ethnic scarifications.
Soft wood, abraded surface, velvety dry patina. The appearance of these kaolin-coated masks (the white color evokes the power of the ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause fear. This type of mask was used by the male ngil society in northwestern Gabon, south of Cameroon, and in Equatorial Guinea. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against ...


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Byeri reliquary keeper statuette
African art > African Statues > Statuette Fang

The tribal art of the Byeri cult is illustrated by various anthropomorphic sculptures acting as 'guardians' and embodying the ancestor. The boxes containing the relics of illustrious ancestors were kept by the oldest man in the village, the esa. Surmounted by a statue or head that acted as the guardian of the 'byeri' boxes, they were stored in a dark corner of the box, supposed to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to society. So, so. During the holidays, the statues were separated from their boxes and paraded. Pre-events were carried out on some statues for therapeutic purposes.
This statuette intended to be boxed in a basket-reliquaire by the posterior stalk, has a concave face where the prognathic ...


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Ngil s Fang Mask
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Designed to unmask the sorcerers, this mask in bichromatic variant, sculpted on the eve of the ceremonies, reflects the desire to capture the mysteries of the night and intimidate the opposing forces. Accompanied by words, gestures, dances and sacrifices, he also intervened during initiations out of sight of the laymen. Controlled xylophageal damage, erosion.
The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the ngil male society which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. Ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. As a guarantee of peace, he also fixed the seasons, the ...


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Statuette Fang
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The Fang of Cameroon and those of Gabon, like the Kota, make abundant use of metal in statuary.
Semi-flexed muscular legs, arms extended from the bust, hands resting on one side of the face, this male figure of ancestor of the Byeri, with a face embellished with metal. The light mahogany patina, oiled, is enhanced by the presence of slats and thread of hammered copper featuring traditional jewelry and scarfications. Lacks on the back of the headdress.
Every family has a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the esa. The reliquary boxes were surmounted by a statue or a head that acted as the guardian of the 'byeri' boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the box, and were intended ...


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Ngil s Fang Mask
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Rituals of justice and African masks Fang. Sober monochrome for this Fang mask, where the powerful nose, circular pupils and pouting mouth form an inquisitive character.
The appearance of these kaolin-coated masks (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the male society ngil in northwestern Gabon, southern Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea.  This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. The ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also linked to the judicial function by identifying the culprits of the bad deeds within the village.  The Fang ...


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Ngil s Fang Mask
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This long-formed African Fang mask illustrates one of the many stylistic variations of the Ngil's Fang masks, on which assertive features give an austere appearance. Locally abraded bleached patina.
The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the male society ngil which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. The ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also linked to the judicial function by identifying the culprits of the bad deeds within the village. The ...


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Figure of reliquary Fang of Byeri
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Ex-French tribal art collection.
Several variants of Fang Byeri statues make up African Art Byeri. Each family has a "Byeri", or reliquary box, in which the bones of ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the "esa". The reliquary boxes were topped with a statue or a head that acted as custodian of the "byi" boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the box, and were intended to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to the company "So". During the holidays, the statues were separated from their boxes and paraded. This statuette intended to be recorded in a basket-reliquary by the posterior stalk, eroded, has a dark side in which are set copper pupils. Metal ...

Figure of reliquary Fang of Byeri
African art > African Statues > Statue Fang

Several variants of the Fang Byeri statues form the African art of the Byeri cult. Each family has a "Byeri", or reliquary box, in which the bones of ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the "esa". The reliquary boxes were topped with a statue or a head that acted as custodian of the "byi" boxes. These were kept in a dark corner of the box, and were intended to divert evil influences to someone else. They were also used during the initiation ceremonies of young people linked to the company "So". During the holidays, the statues were separated from their boxes and paraded. This anthropomorphic sculpture, intended to be recorded in a basket-reliquary by the posterior stalk, has a blind head. Strength and power are evoked by the model of the ...


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Fang Sculpture of the Byeri
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Br-Guardians of reliquary in the African art of Gabon
This male figure embodying the spirit of the ancestors was destined to be fixed, fixed by means of the posterior peduncle, on the basket containing the relics of the ancestors. The character is wearing a hairstyle composed of braids gathered in shells. This tribal sculpture, preserved by the esa, the oldest man in the family, has an omblical outgrowth symbolizing the filial bond. Various restorations have been undertaken through wicker links. Smooth and shiny patina. This type of object was placed in a dark corner of the box. The relics of the most remarkable ancestors were kept in cylindrical bark boxes near the layer of the lineage chief, initiated by the family cult of the Byri . Surmounted by a human effigy that affirmed ...

Large Fang hem mask
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This African Fang mask illustrates one of the variants of the Ngil's Fang masks, a stretched facies in which assertive features give an austere appearance. The nose fits in length, drawing the eye to a wide mouth with pinched lips. Kaolin-coated surface. The scarfications are raised with red ochre.
The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the ngil male society which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. Ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also ...


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Large Fang mask of the Ngil
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This large Fang hem mask has a stretched facies in which develops a gravity-filled face. The powerful nose extends the center of arches highlighted with a groove, the cheeks offer scarified patterns, and a fleshy mouth, sulky, is raised with pink ochre. Surface coated with crusty kaolin.
The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (the white color evokes the power of ancestors), in the middle of the night, could cause dread. This type of mask was used by the ngil male society which no longer exists today. This secret society was in charge of initiations and fought against witchcraft. Ngil was a purifying fire rite symbolized by the gorilla. The wearers of these masks, always in large numbers, appeared at night, lit by torches. Their intervention was also linked to the ...

Statue of ancestor Fang
African art > African Statues > Statue Fang

The Fang of Cameroon and those of Gabon, like the Kota, make abundant use of metal in statuary.
Semi-flexed muscular legs, arms with an apparent join spread from the bust, this Byeri ancestor sculpture, with a sagging chest, an umbilical hernia, also features a realistic face embellished with a majestic metal-highlighted hairstyle. The oiled mahogany brown patina is enhanced by the presence of hammered copper leaves, while a necklace of pearls, curies, and seeds, belts the hips of the effigy.
Every family has a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of ancestors are preserved. These boxes were guarded by the oldest man in the village, the esa. The reliquary boxes were surmounted by a statue or a head that acted as the guardian of the 'byeri' boxes. These were kept in a ...


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