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Bamileke statue (N° 23086)

Colors and chiefdoms in African art.
This statuette depicting a male ancestor was first carved in wood and then covered with a rabane canvas encrusted with imported multicolored pearls. The physiognomy displays a distinctive expressiveness of African tribal art from the Grassland regions. Among the Bamiléké as in other ethnic groups, works of art bear witness to the place of their owner in society. Thus, the materials and shapes of objects varied according to social status. Located in the border region of Nigeria, the North West province of Cameroon, the Grassland is made up of several ethnic groups: Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke . Several centralized chiefdoms, or kingdoms, based on customary associations, secret societies, are organized around the Fon who would have broad supernatural powers including that of being able to change into animals such as the python, the elephant, leopard, or buffalo.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyBamileke
Countrycameroun
Material(s)wood, perles, textile
Height cm50
Width13 cm
Weight1.90 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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