2nd half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Total nr of items:||1|
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Fang Ngil|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Fang|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
This mask comes from an ancient Fang tradition.
The ‘Ngil’ was a society (as in a group of people) with a judicial purpose. Its aim was to find and incapacitate beyem sorcerers carrying an evil spirit.
The initiation to the ‘Ngil’ included:
a preliminary physical and moral purification;
confession of crimes and/or violations of prohibitions;
the presentation of ancestors’ relics (byeri);
It was a symbolic transition from the androgynous state to adulthood, when one is sexually defined. The sacred place of the ‘Ngil’ was a clearing in the bush, with a triangular shape, called ‘esam’, with large recumbent figures made of wet soil, in a vaguely human shape, representing the ‘Ngil’ and his wife.
Catawiki member since May 28, 2018, received 31 reviews in total (22 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (22 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
Ottimo venditore. Puntualissimo, perfetto e generoso!!!
This was a very good purchase. The statuette is beautiful and in excellent condition. Very happy. Thank you Seller.
Ashanti urn in goede staat ontvangen, ben zeer tevreden.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Mask arrived well packed and in good condition. Very happy with delivery and with the beautiful mask which is looks even better than in the photo.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Mooie schelpen maar niet correct geleverd. U heeft het laten leveren in een krantenwinkel verder van mijn thuis en niet bij mijn thuis zelf zoals opgegeven bij mijn aankoop.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Bonsoir, Merci pour votre évaluation, je vous prie de m'excuser je n'ai pas
lu la demande de livraison à votre domicile, par habitude comme en France
nous livrons dans un point relay.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.1 shell arrivé compleet. The other one damaged. 2 horns broken . Pity , long distance , breakable objects needs a carefull strong package.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Bonjour,
L'emballage était au dessus des normes je pense que vous n'avez pas
remarqué que le coquillage avait une corne manquante les photos vous
permettaient de bien apprécier les objets il n'y a pas d'oubli volontaire de
quoi que ce soit de ma part et il n'y a pas eu de casse.
Merci de revoir votre classement. Cordialement JF
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.I have received this Malagasy instrument on 13-2-19 in a good shape, thanks the way it was very well packed. It's a pity that 5 string bridges (for every of the 18 strings: 2 bridges!) are missing...
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|Rest of Europe||$27.69|