240612 - Large Old African Fang Ngil mask with raffia - Gabon.


Very expressive African Large Ngil mask with Raffia from the Fang, Gabon.
This type of mask is used for entertainment of the spectators on festive occasions.
Hand carved from a single piece of wood.
Height: 55 cm (only the wood mask and with raffia 90 cm.
This Fang mask dates from the mid of the 20th century and comes from my private collection, with a certificate of authenticity.
Original Fang dance mask from Gabon in very good general condition. Fang Ngil mask decorated with raffia for traditional dance and Ngil rituals.
This mask comes from the secret society Ngil des Fang from Gabon. The head of this secret society was responsible for tracking down and punishing sorcerers and perpetrators of crimes. He had every right to discover the truth and restore order.The Fang people, also known as Fãn or Pahouin, are a Bantu ethnic group found in Equatorial Guinea, northern Gabon, and southern Cameroon. Representing about 85% of the total population of Equatorial Guinea, concentrated in the Río Muni region, the Fang people are its largest ethnic group. The Fang are also the largest ethnic group in Gabon, making up about a quarter of the population. In other countries, in the regions they live, they are one of the most significant and influential ethnic groups.