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Lot 0011
  • Date: 1st half of the 20th Century
  • Origin/Tribe: Fang. Gabon.
  • Material: Wood, Kaolin, fabic, iron.
  • Dimensions: Height 39 cm. , Width 24 cm. Weight 1,5 Kg.
  • Additional Information: Such a mask mask comes from the Fang. It is called Ngontang (or Ngontanga). The original Ngontang mask appeared among the Fang people of Southern Cameroon and Gabon shortly before 1920. It represents a spirit of the dead. visiting as a young white woman from the world beyond. The mask was used to locate sorcerers–those who misuse spiritual powers–but also danced at feasts, funerals, celebrations of birth, and on the occasion of an important communal decision. (Text from africadirect ).

  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $135 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

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  • Condition

    Used state but very authentic. Some tribal repair with fabric.

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    FANG Ngontanga Four-Faced Helmet Mask.

    Estimate $750 - $1,000Nov 22, 2017
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