Lot: 407

77th tribal art auction

Masque-Casque

Cameroun Grassland, Bamiléké

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
German Collection H: 37 cm 600 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 27% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

wood, partly shiny brown patina, kaolin, pierced ears, wooden plug on one side, min. dam., small missing parts, slight traces of abrasion;
shows the distinct headdress of royal titled wives, symbolizing the role of women as complementary to men. The complete traditional vestment consists of a garment of blue and white royal cloth and a flywhisk. The mask dances in short contained steps appropriate to her noble image.