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Bamoun Statuette (N° 24549) Deposit sale

Refinement of Cameroonian Grassland sculptures.
This statuette of an ancestor carved in wood, characterizing the African tribal art of the Grassland regions, was covered with a canvas of rabane then encrusted with imported multicolored beads. The subject presents a cup with a lid. Among the Bamiléké as in other ethnic groups, works of art bear witness to the place of their owner in society. Thus, the materials and shapes of objects varied according to social status. Located in the border region of Nigeria, the North West province of Cameroon, the Grassland is made up of several ethnic groups: Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke . Several centralized chiefdoms, or kingdoms, based on customary associations, secret societies, are organized around the Fon who would have broad supernatural powers including that of being able to change into animals such as the python, the elephant, leopard, or buffalo.  

Possibility of payment in 3x (3x 250.0 €)

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OriginCollection Docteur Trillaud France
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm38
Depth15 cm
Width17 cm
Weight1.87 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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