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Hand-Carved Bamileke Mask with Horns 17.5″ – Cameroon – African Art

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This Bamileke mask was hand crafted from wood. The mask features a beautifully carved face with two long horns protruding from the head. The mask is 17.5 inches tall and weighs 5 pounds. Both horns have been repaired and there are cracks on this piece. This mask does not come with a stand but one can be added for an additional fee – please inquire.

Type of Object

Mask

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Bamileke

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

17.5"

Width (Inches)

7.5”

Depth (Inches)

12”

Weight (Pounds)

5lbs

Overall Condition

Cracks and scuffing throughout. See photos or inquire for more information.

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.