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Bulu Monkey Statue w/ Baby in Back 24.5″ – Cameroon – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Bulu people of Cameroon. The statue features a monkey figure with articulated arms and a baby monkey imbedded in the back. The statue measures 22 inches tall, 24.5 inches including base, and weighs 14.5 pounds. There is damage to the left hand and the right ear is missing. Some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Bulu

Animal

Material

Wood, pigment and nails

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

22" figure | 24.5" including base

Width

12.5"

Depth

7"

Weight

14.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Damage to left hand, missing right ear. Cracking and wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Bulu People

Bulu, also spelled Boulou, inhabit the hilly, forested areas of Cameroon as well as mainland Guinea and northern Gabon. They are a subgroup of the Fang people.
The Bulu grow crops of cassava and corn. Due to the area in which the Bulu inhabit, a substantial portion of their income comes from cacao production. From this profit, the Bulu have long participated in the economic, political, and intellectual growth of Cameroon.
In late colonial years, the Bulu founded a formal tribal union with all clans represented and efforts coordinated for social welfare. American Protestant missionaries have had a great influence, and Bulu sculpture and other arts have been redirected from religious purposes to a flourishing tourist market.

Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bulu

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