Tikar Bronze Maternity Statue 38.5″ – Cameroon – African Tribal Art

Original price was: $2,700.00.Current price is: $675.00.

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This bronze statue was created in the style of the Tikar people of Cameroon. The statue features a standing bronze female figure holding an infant in one arm and a adze in the other, surrounded by four smaller figures at her feet. The piece has beautiful detail throughout. The figure measures 38.5 inches tall and weighs 52 pounds. The piece is in fair condition with minor imperfections like corrosion, scrapes, cracking and scuffs- see photos. This is an oversized piece that requires a shipping quote – please inquire.

Type of Object

Bronze Statue

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Copper Alloy

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Weight (Pounds)

52 lbs

Overall Condition

Corrosion and oxidation. Wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Tikar 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” (which includes the) “Tikar territories, has attracted the attention of Western scholars because of its artistic heritage.”
“The Tikar area is occupied by around 250,000 people who speak different languages, but yet claim common ancestors. It is divided into two main geographical sub-groups – the first includes village-dwelling people who live in round huts covered by conical roofs and whose artistic output is largely associated with 19th-century bronze pipes. The second sub-group occupies the north-west highlands and they predominantly carve statues and masks.”

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

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