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In the large Bamileke tribe in western Cameroon, Bangwa is a small kingdom. The influence of Bamileke on bangwa statuary is notable for relatively comparable facial features and morphology.


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
African art > African Statues > 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.


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Statue Bangwa
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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
African art > African mask > Bamileke Mask

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
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The fame of Bangwa art in African art stems mainly from their statuary, whose major works are the commemorative sculptures of kings, queens, princesses and crowned servants, as well as the twins' parents.

The Bangwa are united into a small kingdom within the important Bamileke people in western Cameroon. The influence of the Bamileke on the Bangwa statuary is observed in which the same type of facial features and morphology are found although the beads are not used. The position of the body is classic, with the lower and upper limbs bent. Typical of the Bamileke country, Bangwa statues often represent fertility but also power and combativeness. They are often positioned on either side of the induction chairs at notable meetings.


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Big Bangwa Lefem Statue
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African art > African Statues > 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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Bangwa Beaded Statue
African art > African Statues > Bangwa Beaded Statue

In African art, works in Bamiléké countries are distinguished by the regular use of pearls to decorate not only their masks but also their statues.
Besides the pearls, these examples make massive use of cauris in their decoration. There are several thousand of them on the body.
As a Bangwa statue, it is a royal statue that can be attributed to one of the nine Bangwa kingdoms located in the west of the country Bamiléké.
The statue is marked by a strong polychromy. It thus identifies the chiefdom to which it is assigned.
The position of the body, in very good condition, is classic with the lower and upper limbs bent. In the right hand, a snuffbox. A headdress that is always very elaborate. The neck is decorated with a series of multicolored necklaces that end with a ...


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