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Ex-collection French tribal art.
African Art and Bamileke
Ad ceremonies in the border region of Nigeria, the northwestern province of Cameroon, 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 which would have broad supernatural powers including that of being able to transform into an animal such as the python, the elephant , the leopard, or the buffalo. A religious leader, he is also a judge and a warlord. His position, however, included many obligations that he had to fulfil in order not to be put to death. The Afo Akom , seat - totem of induction carved from the advent of the king , is to this day ...