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Captivating Bulu Monkey Statue 29″ – 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 with an egg in his hand. It measures 29 inches tall and weighs 34 pounds. There are some natural wood knots and cracks along with other cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Bulu

Animal

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

29"

Width

13.5"

Depth

15"

Weight

34lbs

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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