Beaded Queen Stool - Beads, Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon

Beaded Queen Stool - Beads, Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

The artistic production of the people living in the Grassland of Cameroon is closely associated with royal and societal ceremonies. Large figures, thrones and prestige paraphernalia are used by the king to assert his power.

In Cameroon seats, in particular, were the prerogative of royalty. Only a ruler could sit on a seat depicting an animal. Certain carved wooden stools are reserved for important people in Western Cameroon: the Fon (king), chiefs, Ma Fo (a powerful female), and certain nobles. Some stools are for everyday use and others are used during the meetings of traditional societies.

Gorgeous royal beaded throne from the BAMILEKE tribe of the Grassland of Cameroon. The throne is made out of wood and beads.
Good condition with traces of tribal use.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
Can be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Beaded Queen Stool
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Beads, Wood
Mid 20th century
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
39×37×32 cm
9800 g
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