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Fang Ngil Mask - Exquisite African Art

A beautifully styled carving of a Fang Ngil Mask dating back to we purchased this mask from a French museum. The Ngil (also known as gorilla) masks we

Ethnic group : Dogon Country of origin : Mali Material : Wood Approximate age : Rarly – Mid 20th Century Dimensions : 17 in x 6 1/2 in x 5 in (43cm x 16.5cm x 13cm)

Tribal African Art Mask by Dogon people, ethnic group of Mali & south Niger.

Dogon Kanaga Mask, Mali http://www.imodara.com/item/mali-dogon-kanaga-celestial-mask/

Dogon Kanaga Mask, Mali http://www.imodara.com/item/mali-dogon-kanaga-celestial-mask/

Gabon - Statua. Figura di reliquiario. Etnia Fang Fondazione Passaré - 238 - Gabon - Statua figura di reliquiario etnia Fang

Gabon - Statua. Figura di reliquiario. Etnia Fang Fondazione Passaré - 238 - Gabon - Statua figura di reliquiario etnia Fang

FANG MASK - Fang sculpture in general, and Fang masks in particular were at the core of Picasso's interest in African art during and after the creation of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907). William Rubin (1984: 290) notes: "Two characteristics of Picasso's 1907 painting that persisted into 1908 - blocky symmetrical torsos and concave faces - have a decided kinship with tribal art.  Physiognomies that combine a wide convex forehead and a long, tapering, concave lower face, such as we see in…

FANG MASK - Fang sculpture in general, and Fang masks in particular were at the core of Picasso's interest in African art during and after the creation of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Les masques Epa des Yoruba sont des masques assez imposants, voire très imposants avec des dimension pouvant faire 2 x 2 mètres dans certains cas avec de complexes superstructures de bois sculpté. Les masques Epa servent lors des cérémonies éponymes. Le reste du temps, ils sont entreposés sur des autels, et servent à la dévotion des fidèles de ce culte. Nous hésitons sur l'attribution de ce dernier, masque Epa ou Masque gélèdè avec une superstructure ?

Les masques Epa des Yoruba sont des masques assez imposants, voire très imposants avec des dimension pouvant faire 2 x 2 mètres dans certains cas avec de complexes superstructures de bois sculpté. Les masques Epa servent lors des cérémonies éponymes. Le reste du temps, ils sont entreposés sur des autels, et servent à la dévotion des fidèles de ce culte. Nous hésitons sur l'attribution de ce dernier, masque Epa ou Masque gélèdè avec une superstructure ?

Bamana culture                 (Mali)            Hyena Mask19th                -                20th century

Hyena Mask - century Bamana culture Mali Wood x 5 x in x x cm From the Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Adolph D. and Wilkins C.

African Dogon animal mask    Dogon people, Mali, Africa

African Mask - Bamana or Dogon Mask from Mali

Fang

Object type mask Materials wood Place of collecting West Africa > Equatorial Guinea Culture Fang Date of acquisition 2006 Dimensions cm x cm

Published in Eisenhofer, Stefan (Hg.), Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika - Tradition und Moderne in Südnigeria, Linz 1997, p. 245, ill. III/6.5

Published in Eisenhofer, Stefan (Hg.), Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika - Tradition und Moderne in Südnigeria, Linz 1997, p. 245, ill. III/6.5

Passport Mask. Dan Tribe. The Dan tribe is established on the Cote d’Ivoire. Masks with horn bill horns are used in the men’s association, Koma. Representing the spirits of the bush, these masks are used as a form of social control and ward off any evil or malevolent forces from the village.  Location: Ivory Coast, Africa | Dimensions: 8.5" x 3.25" x 3.25".

The Dan tribe is established on the Cote d’Ivoire. Masks with horn bill horns are used in the men’s association, Koma. Representing the spirits of the bush, these masks ar…

A FINE YORUBA EPA HELMET MASK, POSSIBLY BY BAMGBOYE OF ODO OWO (CA. 1895-1978), NIGERIA  the janiform helmet pierced at the mouth with large hemispherical eyes and square ears, supporting an elaborate superstructure of the warrior king riding a horse, holding a spear in his right hand and the reigns in his left, his bearded face surmounted by a tall crested hat with a pendant flange at the reverse touching the high backed saddle, and surrounded at the base by four diminuative musicians;

A FINE YORUBA EPA HELMET MASK, POSSIBLY BY BAMGBOYE OF ODO OWO (CA. 1895-1978), NIGERIA the janiform helmet pierced at the mouth with large hemispherical eyes and square ears, supporting an elaborate superstructure of the warrior king riding a horse, holding a spear in his right hand and the reigns in his left, his bearded face surmounted by a tall crested hat with a pendant flange at the reverse touching the high backed saddle, and surrounded at the base by four diminuative musicians;

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