A fragment form a Fang janus helmet mask
Lot 2564
A fragment form a Fang janus helmet mask
Sold for US$ 4,200 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fragment form a Fang janus helmet mask
Gabon, executed in a light wood with engraved surface details, probably once part of a janus helmet mask. Fine aged surface.
height 11in

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Governors State University, IL, 2003
    Krannert Art Museum, IL, 2003
    Belger Art Foundation/University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO, 2004
    Tall Grass Art Association, IL, 2005

    Published:
    Bourgeois and Rodolitz, REMNANTS OF RITUAL: SELECTIONS FROM THE GELBARD COLLECTION OF AFRICAN ART, Ethnos, New York, 2003, p.29, fig.65

    This facial portion of a mask was originally part of a helmet mask that perhaps included (as many as) four faces, known as Ngontang (Ngontanga).
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