Helmet mask - Wood - Mambila - Cameroon

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

Beautiful wooden Mambila helmet mask from Cameroon.
Mambila art is characterized by a heart-shaped face; red and white pigments were often applied later. They are thought to embody ancestors who, according to Mambila beliefs, are responsible for the clan`s wealth. The figures appear with bent legs and a typical enlarged head outlined in wooden pegs.
[The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, P.194]

Good condition with traces of tribal use.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

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

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Lot details
Object
Helmet mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Mambila
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
54×23×23 cm
Weight
2500 g
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