Mask from Congo. See too the following site for additional African mask images and information: http://www.zyama.com/index.htm

Mask from Congo. See too the following site for additional African mask images and information: http://www.zyama.com/index.htm

Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.

Africa | Mask from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Horn, vegetal fiber, cowrie shells, human hair and textile || The kunggang of the Bamileke belong to an important association of healers and headmen, and for the purification of villages. They represent the power of intervention against sorcery.

Africa | Mask "Nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood with pigment | Early 20th century

Africa | Mask "Nwantantay" from the Bwa people of Burkina Faso | Wood with pigment | Early 20th century

Africa | Mask from the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria | Wood and pigment

Africa | Mask from the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria | Wood and pigment

Africa | Mask from the Dan people of Ivory Coast or Liberia | Wood, fiber, metal | ca. prior to 1976

Africa | Mask from the Dan people of Ivory Coast or Liberia | Wood, fiber, metal | ca. prior to 1976

Africa | Mask from the Fang people of Gabon. Traditionally these types of masks were worn by the Ngil society to ensure the adherence of the community to the law and social order.

Africa | Mask from the Fang people of Gabon. Traditionally these types of masks were worn by the Ngil society to ensure the adherence of the community to the law and social order.

A "Yegue" mask from the Ku'ngang society of the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Natural fiber hood covered in cowrie shells, topped with horns and long braids of hair at the back.

A "Yegue" mask from the Ku'ngang society of the Bamileke people of Cameroon | Natural fiber hood covered in cowrie shells, topped with horns and long braids of hair at the back.

DR Congo | Mask for the Idangani Society, from the Salampasu people of Lulua Province, Cloth, pigment, wicker and fiber | Early 20th century

DR Congo | Mask for the Idangani Society, from the Salampasu people of Lulua Province, Cloth, pigment, wicker and fiber | Early 20th century

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