Fang-style Painted Mask

c. 1950
$1,580 USD
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W: 9.5" D: 7.0" H: 24.5"
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Light masks like these 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 century modern art.

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