pearl mask - Wood, glass beads, Pakelit disks, small rattles, small round glass disks - Bamileke Bamum - Cameroun

Description
pearl mask - Wood, glass beads, Pakelit disks, small rattles, small round glass disks - Bamileke Bamum - Cameroun
Mid 20th century - Excellent

Dance make of the Bamum from the Grasslands region in Cameroon. The mask was worn on the head on the forehead. The dancer's face was swathed with a coarse cotton fabric.
Other decorative elements: fabric, small round Bakelite discs, small, round glass discs, glass beads, braided plant fibres. Distinctive signs of wear are visible on the inside of the mask. The braided cord under the mask was used for securing it whilst dancing. This beaded type of mask was worn as a dance mask between 1920 and 1960 at various ceremonies in Foumban.
Private collection of Haller.

Lot details
Object
pearl mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bamileke Bamum
Region/ country
Cameroun
Material
Wood, glass beads, Pakelit disks, small rattles, small round glass disks
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
20×31×46 cm
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