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Bangwa Statuette (N° 25406)

The rich production of African art among the populations of the Cameroonian Grassland is illustrated mainly by wood statuary: commemorative sculptures of kings, queens, princesses and titled servants, as well as parents of twins.

Within the large Bamileke tribe in western Cameroon, the Bangwa constitute a small kingdom. The influence of the Bamileke on Bangwa statuary is notable for relatively comparable facial features and morphology. This type of Bangwa sculpture, depicted in a squatting posture, hands against the chest, has a pinkish-brown cracked patina. 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 induction chairs during meetings of notables.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm33
Width10 cm
Weight0.55 Kg

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