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Fang Mask

Lot reference 22041481
Fang Mask

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Current bid $91
Next minimum bid $97
Location: France
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$91 Bidder 2438
14-11-2018 20:37:10
$85 Bidder 2438
10-11-2018 19:23:43

Fang Mask H: 38 cm; W: 17 cm

Most of the members of the Fang tribe live in the equatorial forest in Gabon. Spiritual chiefs wear the mask of fangs during rituals destined to chase away evil spirits or as symbol of wealthiness and prosperity.

The Fang used masks in their secret societies. Members of this masculine society wore Ngil masks during the initiation of new members and for the persecution of criminals. Masks, dressed in raffia costumes, and assistants, would appear in the village at night, each one wearing a mask and carrying a flashlight. The Ngil mask is usually elongated, carved with lines running from the forehead to the tip of the nose.

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Catawiki member since September 21, 2018, received 28 reviews in total (28 in last 12 months)

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    bybo April 18, 2019

  • The object was indeed older (which is good) than described, a beautiful patina and was far too cheap. However, the seller must pack more carefully to avoid damages in the future to the fragile objects

    Korowai April 10, 2019

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    grigio1 March 25, 2019

  • Il venditore è efficace, ma sua merce è di grande qualità.
    Affidabile.

    ctual March 23, 2019

  • OK !

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    Travis999 March 9, 2019

  • Great seller to deal with !

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    LUCASANART January 22, 2019

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    tatiefraise007 January 3, 2019

  • Nice shield, quick delivery

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    frat243 December 19, 2018

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    Un excellent objet qui correspond à l'âge. Merci!
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    hammerpreis December 6, 2018

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    danmask November 26, 2018

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United States $57.12
France $28.56
Rest of Europe $39.98
Anywhere else $57.12

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