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Bamileke African Mask with Stand 18.5″ – Cameroon

$475.00 $237.50

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Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Bamileke

Material

Beads, Metal, Metal Tacks, Nails, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

18.5" (mask), 21.5" (w/stand)

Width (Inches)

13”

Depth (Inches)

9.5”

Weight (Pounds)

11lbs

Overall Condition

Good condition with minor imperfections and normal wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Bamileke People

“The grassland region, in south-west Cameroon, is a hilly and mountainous area covered by an equatorial forest in the south and a savannah in the north. Politically, the area is divided into numerous small independent kingdoms and chiefdoms, whose powers are counterbalanced by male and female societies. Since it’s colonization by the Germans in 1884, this entire region, in particular the Bamileke, Bamun and Tikar territories, has attracted the attention of Western scholars because of its artistic heritage.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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