200947 - Old Tribal used African Head Ngontang Mask from the Fang - Gabon.


Old Tribal used African Ngontang head mask from the Fang, Gabon.

Hand carved from a single piece of wood.

Height: 50 cm.

Beautiful wooden helmet mask from the FANG tribe, Gabon. Helmet masks like these, this Ngontang head mask have one face, were worn over the head, or, if too small, on top of the head. Originally called Mfulenkakh, they are now known as Ngontang. The mask appeared during birth and death ceremonies.
Typical heart shaped face. Beautiful patina of age. Contains traces of wear and tear due to aging and tribal use. Crack but tribal repaird.