David Malík

Ngontang mask

Fang-Kwele, (Vuvi)

Gabon

25cm

DESCRIPTION

Helmet-shaped corpus with broad rim, open on top and provided with various drilled pyro-blackened holes, presumably for attachment of head ornament, on both sides carved with homogeneous anthropomorphic faces with forehead and cheek tattoos.

Semi-hard reddish coloured wood, white kaolin, black pigment

On a professional customised stand

Published:

- Zemanek Munster 67:357 (as Vuvi). 3031918

CONDITION

Excellent

Provenance

ex collection Gaspereaux, Toulouse, France, ex Zemanek Munster, Germany, ex Christopher Wild, UK

DATE

20th Century

Dimensions

25cm

PRICE

GBP £

4100

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