Fang Peoples, Gabon
H: 26 inches, W: 10.5 inches
The stylistic features typical of the Fang are all here; very broad, quarter-spherical forehead, double arched over eye sockets, heart-shaped face, projecting mouth, headdress with a crest, semi-circular scarring on the brow and cheeks, exaggerated to inspire fear.
White kaolin is the color of the spirit. Created as an instrument of terror, the mask still suggest the tripartitie power of healer,man and heavenly spirit.