white woman" upon their return from the land
of the dead beyond the sea. For the Fang, white
denotes death, and consequently, ancestral
spirits. Ngon-tang masks are worn at solemn
community gatherings: occasions of birth,
mourning ceremonies, and important village
gatherings. Multi-faced sculptures in African art
refer to heightened vision and the ability to see
beyond this world into the next. To them the four
faces symbolize life (birth, life, aging & death), &
family (father, mother, son & daughter).

Note: Due to age, this mask has developed some natural
cracking and is sold "As Is."

Dimensions: 11" height x 10" width x 9" depth with a 28" circumference"> Ngon-Tang Mask - Fang People, Gabon
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Title: Ngon-Tang Mask Material: Wood People: Fang Country: Gabon Description: From the Komo river region, the Ngon-tang helmet mask personifies "young white woman" upon their return from the land of the dead beyond the sea. For the Fang, white denotes death, and consequently, ancestral spirits. Ngon-tang masks are worn at solemn community gatherings: occasions of birth, mourning ceremonies, and important village gatherings. Multi-faced sculptures in African art refer to heightened vision and the ability to see beyond this world into the next. To them the four faces symbolize life (birth, life, aging & death), & family (father, mother, son & daughter). Note: Due to age, this mask has developed some natural cracking and is sold "As Is." Dimensions: 11" height x 10" width x 9" depth with a 28" circumference
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