Fang Mask Heart

These elongated wooden masks are covered with white kaolin and paint and feature a face that is heart shaped with a long, fine nose. They come from a territory in Cameroon covered by the vast Fang ethnic group. People carried these masks in their role as peace keepers, travelling from village to village without danger. These masks were considered useful in combating sorcery and evil practice.

Size: 49cm high and 17cm wide (excluding stand).

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