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African Fang Ngil Mask from Gabon or Cameroon

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Start price: $80

Estimated price: $200 - $300

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Old African ceremony mask, painted with a crimson red band to head, chiny clay to the face, and ruddy chin. Worn with full costume in a night masquerade to settle disputes and quell misbehavior, this calm visage was terrifying to wrong-doers. Size 18" H x 8 1/2" W

Family collection of an esteemed diplomat and ambassador amassed during travel and work circa 1960-1990s in the medical field providing charitable advanced medical care throughout the African continent and internationally.

Condition: As-is condition with wear commensurate with age and use. Stable fissures and minor losses as shown.