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Helmet mask - Copper, Wood - Bamoun - Grassland of Cameroun - Asian African Art
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Helmet mask – Copper, Wood – Bamoun – Grassland of Cameroun

 120,00

Object Helmet Mask
Ethnic group: Bamun
Country: Grassland of Cameroon
Material: Wood, Copper
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 35x28x11 cm
Weight: 1300 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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SKU: 15.22 Category: Search for: , ,
Description

Beautiful mask from the BAMUN tribe of the Grasland of Cameroon.
This types of wooden masks were worn on top of the head.
These helmet masks depict males of noble lineage and represent power and authority. Rank and other information is conveyed by the noble coiffures, double-lobed knitted caps and ornate crests using various motifs restricted to royalty. This mask in s in good condtion with a beautiful patina. The mask is decorated with copper strips.

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