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Monkey Figure – Wood – Bulu – Cameroon


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A particularly good monkey maternity figure figure, depicting with great accuracy the animal’s posture.
The Bulu, a tribe from southern Cameroon, belongs to the Fang-Beti ethnic group, known for its magnificent statues.
Ngil is the gorilla, a mighty animal, that identifies candidates following initiation into the secret society. Nice aged patina with traces of tribal use. The monkey maternity figure is carrying a little monkey on her back. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: Justin Barthels (1934-2021), gallery owner Maastricht. Ex owner of a Salampasu mask DR Congo Estimated 60.000 – 90.000 USD by Sotheby`s. Source: (

Object: Monkey Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Bulu
Region/ country: Cameroon
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 43×27×17 cm
Weight: 1800 g