A FANG MASK – Gabon – Africa
A wooden mask with pigments and covered with kaolin. First half of the 20th century
Dimension: Height: 40 cm.
This is a typical large and elongated Fang mask which is covered with kaolin and featuring a nice heart-shaped face with a long fine nose.
The mask is worn by itinerant troubadours and used for hunting and punishing sorcerers.
Provenance: Belgian private collection Acquired in the 1970’s.
Exhibited: Zürich, Switzerland: “Die Kunst von Schwarz-Afrika”, Kunsthaus Zürich, 31 October 1970-17 January 1971
Published: Exposition catalogue: “Die Kunst von Schwarz- Afrika”, by E. Leuzinger, Zürich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1970 num. 20
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April 19, 2019
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