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A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. The so-called ‘Mask of Agamemnon’, a 16th-century BC mask discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae, Greece. The word «mask» appeared in English in the 1530s, from Middle French masque «covering to hide or guard the face», derived in turn from Italian maschera, from Medieval Latin masca «mask, specter, nightmare».
One of the challenges in anthropology is finding the precise derivation of human culture and early activities, with the invention and use of the mask only one area of unsolved inquiry. The use of masks dates back several millennia. In the Book of Genesis, one can read how Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover «their nakedness» after eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. In the cult of Shiva, found in Anatolia from circa 6,000 BC, the young, naked ithyphallic god appears in a horned mask. In the Himalayas, masks functioned above all as mediators of supernatural forces. Not all cultures have known the use of masks, but most of them have. Batak mask dance at a funeral feast in the Dutch East Indies, 1930s.
Throughout the world, masks are used for their expressive power as a feature of masked performance — both ritually and in various theatre traditions. The ritual and theatrical definitions of mask usage frequently overlap and merge but still provide a useful basis for categorisation. A citizen could demonstrate his or her lineage through imagines, death masks of the ancestors. Masks are a familiar and vivid element in many folk and traditional pageants, ceremonies, rituals, and festivals, and are often of an ancient origin. Ritual masks occur throughout the world, and although they tend to share many characteristics, highly distinctive forms have developed. There are a wide variety of masks used in Africa. In West Africa, masks are used in masquerades that form part of religious ceremonies enacted to communicate with spirits and ancestors.
Males wear the mask, although it does depict a female. Fang mask used for the ngil ceremony, an inquisitorial search for sorcerers. Some African tribes believe that the animal masks can help them communicate with the spirits who live in forests or open savannas. People of Burkina Faso known as the Bwa and Nuna call to the spirit to stop destruction. Another culture that has a very rich agricultural tradition is the Bamana people of Mali. Although the Dogons and Bamana people both believe the antelope symbolises agriculture, they interpret elements the masks differently. Masks may also indicate a culture’s ideal of feminine beauty.
The masks of Punu of Gabon have highly arched eyebrows, almost almond-shaped eyes and a narrow chin. The raised strip running from both sides of the nose to the ears represent jewellery. Dark black hairstyle, tops the mask off. The whiteness of the face represent the whiteness and beauty of the spirit world.