Buffalo mask - Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon

Description
Buffalo mask - Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Beautiful buffalo mask from the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon.
Buffalos, large game animals with massive bodies, were associated with power, and buffalo masks, worn on the top of the head, were an important part of every ritual dance sequence. Their rank, however, was beneath that of the leopard and elephant.
Powerful mask in good condition with a beautiful patina of age.

Provenance: former private Belgian collection.

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May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Buffalo mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamileke
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
44×24×10 cm
Weight
1000 g
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