Stunning Bamileke Container 21″ – Cameroon – African Art

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This container was carved in the style of the Bamileke people of Cameroon. The container has geometric and animal carvings throughout. It measures 21 inches tall and weighs 11.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Container

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Bamileke

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

21"

Width (Inches)

10.5"

Depth (Inches)

11.5"

Weight (Pounds)

11.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

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.