HAUME - CIMIER MASK - Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon

Description
HAUME - CIMIER MASK - Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon
Good

BAMILEKE, Cameroon, Western High Plateau

Dance Crest in the form of a bird with a crest on the head; the wings and tail are carved.
Bird masks, worn as headdresses, appear during the dances and processions of the Juju dance group, and like buffalo masks, the latter are hierarchically placed after the leopards and elephants.
With a few traces of wear due to the use, the beak was glued back.
Provenance:
Magin Collection (Weinheim).
Around 1976/1977, Helmut Zake Collection (Heidelberg), founder of the “Vereinigung der Freunde Afrikanischer Kulture V” association.

Blackened wood, a partially crusty patina.

Lot details
Object
HAUME - CIMIER MASK
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamileke
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
24×46×21 cm
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