These African masks have an oblong shape with deeply dug eye sockets. Thin slits protect the eyes and a very long nose often replaces the reduced or absent mouth. Incisions on the cheek and on the forehead represent scarifications.
These masks were worn by men in charge of initiations and against witchcraft.
The Fang tribe lives in a region between Yaoundé in Cameroon and Ogooué in Gabon.