Double Bamileke Ritual Bell - African art

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Double Bamileke Ritual Bell (N° 11875) Deposit sale

French African art collection.
Arms, jewellery, coins, metal objects are inseparable from traditional African art. Metallurgy is intimately associated with the founding myths of many African cultures, such as blacksmiths turned kings (Zaire), the anvil hammer being the symbol of power among the Luba. Cult accessories, the metal alloy gongs, some highly decorated, take on a wide variety of shapes. This double gong, in its simplicity, was a sacred instrument and the emblem of one of the many male societies of the peoples of Grassland, the Kwifoyn, whose headquarters adjoined the royal palace. The tinkling of wooden rods on hollow metal announced the beginning of ceremonies: communication with the supernatural world, ancestors, deities, could be established. Also prestigious objects, they accompanied the respect due to the chefs. Source: "Kings and sculptors of the West Cameroon" Perrois and Notué.  

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OriginCollection privée Saverio
Material(s)fer noir
Height cm23
Width14 cm
Weight0.39 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1940

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