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Dance mask - Glass beads, Wood - Bamileke - Cameroun

Lot reference 30805121

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Location: Germany
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$137 Bidder 1322
16-11-2019 13:47:03
$109 Bidder 1937
16-11-2019 09:42:39
$76 Bidder 1937
15-11-2019 21:37:47

2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Dance mask (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Bamileke
Region/ country: Cameroun
Material: Glass beads, Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 30×40×92 cm
Weight: 10 kg

Helmet mask from the Cameroon Grasslands. In contrast to the naturalistic elephant masks in the Babanki style, the masks of the neighbouring Bamileke are mainly studded with glass beads. The mask, worn horizontally on the head, occupies a special position. It is worn with dignity in the dance by members of the Elephant Society, who are directly beholden to the king.
The mask is carved from one piece, the coarse textile material was then nailed to the wood and embroidered with the beads. 10-15 beads were threaded each time and sewn-on with one stitch. With more recent masks, on the other hand, the beads were simply attached with a clay mixture. Of note here are the different coloured glass beads, which were threaded in geometric patterns.
Acquired in Foumban, Cameroon, in 1995.
Haller Collection.
Increased shipping costs due to the weight.

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    user-895c621 November 20, 2019

  • Super fast delivery in perfect condition.
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    poutsy November 20, 2019

  • The mask is fabulous.

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    user-398f228 October 25, 2019

  • everything was perfect, thanks for purchase!

    stefan365 October 24, 2019

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    De acordo com a descrição e fotografias. Transporte lento mas chegou bem. Obrigado. According to the description and photos, slow shipping but arrived well. Thanks.
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    Heel erg blij met de snelheid waarmee dit leuke masker is opgestuurd.
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    Achat satisfaisant dans l'ensemble vis du rapport qualité prix. Maius il manque crucialement l'origine ethnique de cette poulie dénommée par le vendeur "pêche - Gabon" !?
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