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Monkey Figure – Wood – Bulu – Cameroon


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Beautiful monkey figure with large ears from the Bulu tribe of Cameroon. The figure is covered with phembe (white clay) around the eyes and ears.

A particularly good monkey 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. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.

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

Object: Monkey Figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Bulu
Region/ country: Cameroon
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 43×23×23 cm
Weight: 3000 g


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