Performances are affiliated with either the
palace regulatory society, or a wealthy lineage
compound in the context of commemorative
celebrations for male title holders of the
The mask is identified as female by
the tongue-shaped hairdress typically worn by
wives of the king. The female mask, Ngoin,
symbolized the role of royal women as
complementary to that of men.
Ex. Eugene Netzer, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, Ex. McConnell collection.
Height: 16" x Width: 12" x Diameter: 10"