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A FANG MASK

Size 40 cm
Material Wood
Origin Gabon

Collected by C. Duponcheel during his journey in Gabon in the 1960's. Worn by itinerant troubadours and for hunting and punishing sorcerers. Typical large and elongated mask covered with kaolin and featuring a nice heart-shaped face with a long, fine nose.

Provenance

Christian Duponcheel, Belgium

Belgian private collection Acquired ine the 1970's

Published

Die Kunst von Schwarz- Afrika, by E. Leuzinger, Zürich: Kunsthaus Zürich, 1970 num. 20

Exhibited

Zürich, Switzerland: Die Kunst von Schwarz-Afrika, Kunsthaus Zürich, 31 October 1970-17 January 1971