Figure (1) - Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon

Description
Figure (1) - Wood - Bamileke - Cameroon
Late 19th century - Good

Cameroon Bamileke figure.
Wood carving of a person playing a wind instrument. With a restoration of the left hand. Acceptable condition. Late 19th century. From a private collection. A certificate of origin and age is attached.
BAMILEKE: Large group formed by different ethnic groups of Cameroon originating in the Bantu. With an agricultural and merchant economy and a social organisation formed by several kingdoms. Patrilineal families. They believe in several divinities, with powers that affect their lives, and a great creator god.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamileke
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Wood
Period
Late 19th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
85×20×18 cm
Weight
5 kg
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