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Despite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea), located in the north-west of Cameroon, created a large number of masks and statues easily identifiable by their heart-shaped face and red and white polychrome


Statuette mambila
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Despite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea) (the U.S.0022 men" , fulani), settled in northwestern Cameroon, have created a large number of masks and statues easily identifiable by their faces in the heart. Although the Mambila believe in a creative god named Chang or Nama, they worship only their ancestors. Like wheat, their leaders were buried in attics because they were supposed to symbolize prosperity. Masks and statues were not to be seen by women. This zoomorphic sculpture embodies a genius in the guise of a hybrid being, stylized, perchedDespite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea) (the " men" , in ...


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Statuette Mambila Tadep
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Despite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea) (the " men" , fulani), installed in the north west of Cameroon, created a large number of masks and statues easily identifiable by their heart-shaped faces. Although the Mambila believe in a creative god named Chang or Nama, they worship only their ancestors. Their leaders were buried in attics like wheat because they were supposed to symbolize prosperity. Masks and statues were not to be seen by women.

Made according to the same cannons, these statues supposed to embody the ancestors often have small studs on their heads as hairstyles. This is a crenellated ridge. Two samples were probably taken from the statuette, which was destined for ...


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Statue Mambila Tadep
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Despite their small number, the thirty thousand Mambila (or Mambilla, Mambere, Nor, Torbi, Lagubi, Tagbo, Tongbo, Bang, Ble, Juli, Bea), installed in northwestern Cameroon, have created a large number of masks and statues easily identifiable by their faces in heart shape and red and white polychromy.
Made according to the same cannons, these statues supposed to represent the ancestors have a crusty patina and small studs on the head as a hairstyle. Stylized but expressive in appearance, this piece features a face tucked into the shoulders, large bleached eye sockets, a triangular nose and an open mouth from which the tongue points. The chin, on the other hand, ends classically in tip. The body's volumes are massive and stocky, consisting of ...


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Mambila Mask
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Mambila sculpture in African art

Population of Bantu origin established in south-eastern Nigeria, but also in the north-west of border Cameroon, near the Mfunte (or Wuli) of the Grasslands, the Mambila (" men" in fulani), who shoot their subsistence from agriculture and livestock, have produced statues embodying ancestors, associated with fertility and prosperity, and masks-heaume for ceremonies closing the planting season. The village chiefs, surrounded by the association mimin, were responsible for ensuring social peace. The cult objects of the Mambila, used by the many powerful initiation associations, also participated in therapeutic rituals and contributed to the protection against witchcraft supposed to be transmitted by women. With an encrusted crusty patina, this ...


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