Refined Ngontang Mask – Fang – Gabon
In good state notwithstanding long use. It dates back to the 1930s – 1940s. On stand.
Provenance: Harvey Menist, Amsterdam. Obtained from him around 1985 by H. Westerdijk.
This splendid Ngontang mask is a classic Fang art object. It belongs to a well – defined type among the many versions within the Ngontang family of dance masks and is a highly representative example .The most striking marks here are the three- pronged hairdo , the small ears and eyes , the for a Fang mask rather short nose and the tiny , low – placed mouth , still much in Ngil style .The decorative lining is sober and limited to forehead and eyebrows . Hairdo, ears and nose are in black; the rest in mottled white chark, showing its great age. A fine, pure superdry old item of the mono face Ngontang dance mask tradition.
Literature: Louis Perrois: Ancestral Art of Gabon, Los Angeles, 1986, plates 35 on pp. 174 – 175.
Dimensions; 40 x 26 x 22 cm.
Region / People: The Fang of NW. Gabon and parts of adjacent Equatorial Guinea.
Material: low density wood of the Alstonia family.
Weight: 0.910 kg.
Sold with handwritten declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized, for over 50 years now, in the study of the material cultures in African nations that live south of the Sahara.
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- Máscara de Ngontang
- Grupo étnico/cultura
- Región / país
- Se remonta a la década de 1930 - 1940
- En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste
- Se vende con soporte
- 40×26×22 cm
- 0.91 kg