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Within the large Bamileke population 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. 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 the parents of twins.
Typical of the bamileke country, the bangwa statues often represent fertility but also power and fighting spirit.



Bangwa anthropomorphic cup
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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 the 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 by relatively comparable facial features and morphology. This Bangwa figure, whose hollow abdomen acts as a receptacle, honors fertility. Ocher agglomerates line the internal walls of the cup.
Thick cracked patina, desiccation cracks and native restoration.

Typical of the Bamileke country, the Bangwa statues often represent fertility but also power and ...


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Bangwa Bamileke helmet mask
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Majestic helmet featuring a head encased in a wide neck that forms the base of the mask. The face is surmounted by a headdress in relief bordered by a champlevé sculpted band symbolizing the cheffal cap. Grainy patina, locally flaked, colored highlights. Within the important Bamileke people in western Cameroon, the Bangwa constitute a small kingdom composed of nine chiefdoms. The influence of the Bamileke on Bangwa statuary is notable for relatively comparable facial features and morphology. Typical of the Bamileke country, Bangwa statues often represent fertility but also power and fighting spirit. Located in the border region of Nigeria, Cameroon's northwestern province, the Grassland is made up of several ethnic groups: Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun and Bamileke . ...

Bamileke Bangwa ritual rattle rings
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Ex-Belgian tribal art collection.
The rich production of African art among the people of Cameroonian Grassland is distinguished mainly by traditional wood carving: commemorative sculptures of kings, queens, princesses and crowned servants, as well as relatives of Twins.
In the important people bamileke in western Cameroon, the Bangwa constitute a small kingdom of nine chiefdoms. The influence of the Bamileke on the statuary bangwa is notable by relatively comparable facial features and morphology.
Typical of the Bamileke country, the Bangwa statues often represent fertility but also power and combativeness. This male figure is indeed camped kneebed, arms spread out of the bust. This dynamic position heralds a ritual dance, a gourd in one hand. The character is atshed ...

Royal ancestor figure Bangwa
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Bangwa

The rich production of African art among the people of Cameroonian Grassland is distinguished mainly by the statuary on wood: commemorative sculptures of kings, queens, princesses and crowned servants, as well as relatives of twins.
In the large Bamileke people in western Cameroon, the Bangwa constitute a small kingdom. The influence of Bamileke on the statuary bangwa is notable for relatively comparable facial features and morphology. Typical of the country bamileke , the statues bangwa often represent fertility but also power and combativeness. They are often positioned on either side of the induction chairs at notable meetings.
Dark crusty patina. White kaolin tops.

Statue Bangwa
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Bangwa

Ex French tribal art collection.
The rich production of African art among the people of Cameroonian Grassland is distinguished mainly by the statuary on wood: commemorative sculptures of kings, queens, princesses and crowned servants, as well as relatives of twins.
In the large Bamileke people in western Cameroon, the Bangwa constitute a small kingdom. The influence of Bamileke on the statuary bangwa is notable for relatively comparable facial features and morphology. Typical of the country bamileke , the statues Bangwa often represent fertility but also power and combativeness. They are often positioned on either side of the induction chairs at notable meetings. Within the large bamileke people in western Cameroon, the Bangwa constitute a small kingdom. The ...


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Bamileke Face Mask
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The African art of the Bangwa, sub-ethnic Bamileke, in the African art of the Grasslands of Cameroon
Residual inlays of "Pe" , a mixture of palm oil and paduk wood, blood-red wood some of which are smeared during the ceremonies of rejoicing, and which, after being grated, is kept in carved wooden containers, alternate with a crusty matte patina. Protruding features make up an expressive appearance, characteristic of the Bangwa village. Indigenous repair. The Bamoun live in an area that is both full of wooded reliefs but also savannahs. This large territory called Grassland in southwestern Cameroon is also home to other close ethnic groups such as the Bamiléké and Tikar. Stylistically, one feels the influence of this interethnic promixmity by common traits on the pieces of art, such ...


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

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 ...


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Big Bangwa Lefem Statue
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Bangwa Statue

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 parents of twins. in a small kingdom within the large Bamileke tribe in western Cameroon, the influence of the Bamileke on Bangwa statuary in which we find the same type of facial features and morphology although the pearls are not The position of the body is classic, with the upper and lower limbs flexed.Bangile statues of the Bamileke country, often represent the fertility but also the power and combativeness.They are often positioned on each side of the induction chairs during meetings of notables.


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