Lot: 225

90.I Tribal Art and 90.II Contemporary Native American Art

Royal throne

Cameroon, Bangwa/Bamileke

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gisela & Hartwig Dehmel, Lüchow, Germany H: 16.5 inch (seat)/ 30.9 inch (backrest)D: 16.7 inch 1000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, The figures carved on the front of the backrest are reminiscent of royal commemorative figures. One of them holds a drinking horn, which is considered to be a prestige object. The motif of the leopard as a caryatid figure is a reference to the former use of the stool at the court of a Fon.