FANG, NGIL MASK 22, 21", (45" with raffia), Gabon, © Tim Hamill $600, SOLD
This light mask represents the spirit of an ancestor and
was 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.
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