Ngoin Mask - Bamileke People, Cameroon
Ngoin Mask - Bamileke People, Cameroon
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Ngoin Mask - Bamileke People, Cameroon

$1,850.00
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 kingdom.
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. Christopher McConnell and Genevieve collection.

Height: 16" x Width: 12" x Diameter: 10"

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