FANG STYLE NGIL MASKS 2, Gabon

Despite their appearance, these masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

FANG
Mask 21
15" high
$500

FANG
Mask 44

17.25" high
$500

FANG
Mask 45

17" high
$400


FANG
Mask 46

10" high
$250

FANG
Mask 47

14.25" high
$400

FANG
Mask 48

13" high
$300



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FANG, NGIL MASKS 2, Gabon

Masks like these light masks represented the spirit of an ancestor and were used for social control by Ngil, the judiciary association. The facial markings, abstract features and strong. elegant lines are typical of Fang masks, which were among the most influential on 20th C. modern art.

The masks with raffia are wired to hang on a wall, but would look even more impressive mounted on stands. The measurements on the individual pages are for the mask and the mask plus raffia.

GO TO FANG NGIL MASKS ARCHIVES PAGE (ALL SOLD)

GO TO FANG ART PAGE

GO TO FANG BIERI FIGURES PAGE

GO TO FANG BIERI FIGURES 2 PAGE

GO TO FANG BIERI HEADS PAGE

GO TO VARIOUS THORWING KNIFE AND CURRENCY FORMS PAGE

GO TO MASKS PAGE

GO TO MONUMENTAL MASKS PAGE

GO TO FANG OBJECTS PAGE

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