Commemorative maternity figure
Cameroon Grassfields, Bamileke / Bangwa
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|French Collection||H: 29.7 inch||8000 EUR / 15000 EUR|
wood, pigments, rest. (legs), base Female commemorative figures in the Grassfield often represent royal woman, i.e. the queen mother and titled wives. They are honored, cared for and kept in safe places. Traditionally they were displayed in public on special occasions, particularly the December and January annual festivals where homage is paid to the fon.