Lot: 92

95th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic mask

Cameroon Grassfields, Bafum (Fungom region), Wum

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Neumeister, Munich, 25 October 1974, Lot 227
Rolf Huisgen, Munich, Germany
H: 12.6 inch 800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, This mask with prominent cheek and mouth parts could be a version of the "mabu" mask. She performed at funerals and commemorations for important men of the "kwifon" society, where she announced the arrival of the terrifying "ncock" masks.

Harter, Pierre, Arts anciens du Cameroun, Arnouville 1986, p. 50 Homberger, Lorenz (Hg.), Kamerun, Kunst der Könige, Zürich 2008, p. 231