A bead-work figure from the Bamileke people in Cameroun.
It was owned by Mark Verstockt (now deceased) an artist inspired by square shapes and abstraction.
Some beads are loose ( like on the feat, see images).
Some etiquettes under the feet with collectors numbers:
Red, blue, black, white beads beaded on an old cloth with some tiny rope. Some earth remains among the beads.
A figure that represent the Fon (chief) who is supported by a council of elders . The Bamileke are part of a larger cultural area known collectively as the Cameroon Grasslands.
Map & more info: Find the Bamileke page at "Art & Life in Africa" at Iowa University.
- Indigenous object name
- Provenance Mark Verstockt
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Beads, Wood
- Sold with stand
- 40×15×12 cm