Fang Helmet Mask from Gabon

Fang Helmet Mask
Fang Helmet Mask

Fang helmet mask from Gabon
Sales price £350.00



Fang helmet masks typically have between two and six faces- in this example there are four. Known as ‘Ngontang’ by the Fang people of Gabon- it means ‘white, young woman’ and these masks were traditionally used in ritual dances to ward off witchcraft and evil.

All four faces are covered in kaolin and feature serene features set in stark relief with darker wood at the based and as hair.