|Traditional African Mask - Fang Modern Ngil Mask - 27 Inches Tall - #6358|
27 Inches Tall
6 Inches Across
3 Inches Deep
Materials: Handcarved Wood, Kaolin Paint
Some masks may show heavy patina, sometimes including African repairs. You will receive this exact mask.
- Fang masks like this one were originally used by the Ngil society in Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea.
- Fang masks were one of the African art forms that inspired Pablo Picasso's work in Cubism.
- Traditional Ngil masks were used by officials during the persecution of criminals as well as during the initiation ceremonies of young men.
- Ngil masks were banned by French colonialists in 1910, however the masks have returned in various forms.