"Helmet Mask"

Regular price $650.00

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood
Dimensions (in): 9" x 9" x 13"
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 22.86 x 33.2
Region: Cameroon

Tribe: Fang Tribe
Approximate Age: 55 years (1963)
Availability: In Stock
Item Number: M014
Condition: Excellent
Certification of Authenticity Provided

Custom-made mask stand included with your purchase

This Fang Four Face Helmet mask is worn over the head. The function of the mask is related to sorcery. Fang masks were acquired and relished by modernist artists such as Picasso and Matisse. The African pieces, Picasso said, helped him to understand his purpose as a painter, which was not to entertain with decorative images, but to meditate between perceived reality and the creativity of the human mind--to be freed or "exorcised" from fear of the unknown by giving form to it. 

Masks from Africa
Masks were probably the first objects of African Art to capture the interest of art lovers of the New World. Like sculptures, masks served distinct functions. They were used for initiation, fertility rites, ancestor and spiritual worship, and other ceremonies.

The multitude of styles the masks produced revealed great artistic stories. African masks have been collected since artists like Pablo Picasso started his famous collection. He has stated that African masks inspired much of his work.

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