African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Couple of large beaded Bangwa statues

Couple of large beaded Bangwa statues (N° 10614)

The fame of Bangwa art in African art comes mainly from their statuary, whose major works are the commemorative sculptures of kings, queens, princesses and titled servants, as well as relatives of twins. These beaded statues hold gourds with stoppers, filled with palm oil, which were served during the festivities. These gourds adorned with pearls were considered prestigious possessions throughout the Cameroonian Grasland.

The Bangwa are united in a small kingdom within the important Bamileke tribe in the west of Cameroon. One can observe the influence of the Bamileke on Bangwa statuary in which one finds the same type of facial features and morphology although pearls are not used. The position of the body is classical, with the lower and upper limbs bent. Typical of the bamileke country, bangwa statues often represent fertility but also power and fighting spirit. They are often positioned on either side of the enthronement chairs during notables' meetings.
Litt. "Bamum" C.M. Geary - Ed. 5Continents.  

Possibility of payment in 4x (4x 2450.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost
Warning, this item cannot be shipped using regular shipping methods.
The shipping cost will be sent to you after you place the order (and you will still have the possibility to cancel the order).
You can also contact us before to know the shipping cost.

By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (490.0 loyalty points = 490.0 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

Originex collection Famille Margraff
Material(s)wood, perles, cauris
Height cm122
Width30 cm
Weight35.00 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

You could also be interested by these items

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
6 persons already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art - Couple of large beaded Bangwa statues
African art  - 

© 2024 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal