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Crest Mask - Wood - Batcham - Cameroon - Asian African Art
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Crest Mask – Wood – Batcham – Cameroon

 150,00

Out of stock

SKU: 22.23 Category: Search for: , ,
Description

Beautiful Batcham mask from Cameroon.
The Batcham Mask, or simply ‘Batcham’, comes from Western Cameroon.
It is considered the most well-known mask of Cameroon.
It depicts the head of a ‘dzetshe’ hippopotamus emerging from the waters.
In most of the villages where the use of this mask has been recorded, it represents power and a position in the traditional social hierarchy; it belongs to the Nsop, Kah and Troh societies.
These are mostly secret societies that use this mask in an exceptional way to celebrate the induction of a new king or the funerals of prominent figures.

MATERIAL

Wood
CONDITION

Good with traces of wear
DIMENSIONS

37×23×13 cm
WEIGHT

650 g
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