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Helmet mask – Wood – Bamoun – Grassland of Cameroun


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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.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Object Helmet Mask
Ethnic group: Bamun
Country: Grassland of Cameroon
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 62x30x20 cm (incl. stand)
Weight: 4200 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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