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Interesting Fang Mask with Stand 17″ – Gabon – African Tribal Art

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This mask was created by the Fang people of Gabon. It features a carved two-toned face with a smaller mask figure coming from the top. It measures  14.5 inches tall and 17 inches on its stand and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is some minor imperfections including scrapes, scuffs, cracks – please inspect images.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Gabon

Ethnicity

Fang

Material

Wood and pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

14.5" mask | 17" on stand

Width (Inches)

6.5"

Depth (Inches)

5''

Weight (Pounds)

1 lb mask | 1.5 lbs on mask

Overall Condition

Cracks, scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos

Tribe Information

Tribe Information

About the Fang People

“Fang tribespeople migrated from the north-west during the 18th and 19th centuries and are today scattered across southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. They are principally hunters, but also farm. Fang social structure is based on the clan, a group of individuals with a common ancestor, and on the family. They also maintain tribal cohesion through the So and Gil societies. Each family possessed a Byeri, or reliquary box, in which the bones of famous ancestors were kept. The box was kept by the Esa, the eldest man in the family. “

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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