Beadwork - Beads, Wood - Provenance Mark Verstockt - Bamileke - Cameroon

Description
Beadwork - Beads, Wood - Provenance Mark Verstockt - Bamileke - Cameroon
Fair

A bead-work figure from the Bamileke people in Cameroun.
It was owned by Mark Verstockt (now deceased) an artist inspired by square shapes and abstraction.

Some beads are loose ( like on the feat, see images).

H= 40cm

Some etiquettes under the feet with collectors numbers:
016
V STO
100

Red, blue, black, white beads beaded on an old cloth with some tiny rope. Some earth remains among the beads.

A figure that represent the Fon (chief) who is supported by a council of elders . The Bamileke are part of a larger cultural area known collectively as the Cameroon Grasslands.

Map & more info: Find the Bamileke page at "Art & Life in Africa" at Iowa University.

Lot details
Object
Beadwork
Indigenous object name
Provenance Mark Verstockt
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamileke
Region/ country
Cameroon
Material
Beads, Wood
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×15×12 cm
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