Lot: 40777th tribal art auction
Cameroon Grassfields, Bamileke
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|German Collection||H: 14.6 inch||
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wood, partly shiny brown patina, kaolin, pierced ears, wooden plug on one side, min. dam., small missing parts, slight traces of abrasion; shows the distinct headdress of royal titled wives, symbolizing the role of women as complementary to men. The complete traditional vestment consists of a garment of blue and white royal cloth and a flywhisk. The mask dances in short contained steps appropriate to her noble image.