Bamum Helmet Mask
Lot 292
Bamum Helmet Mask, Cameroon
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
€5,800 - 8,700
Auction Details
Bamum Helmet Mask
Lot Details
Bamum Helmet Mask, Cameroon
height 22 3/4in (58cm)
unusually large and powerful with schematic construction of spiders and frogs, symbols for potency, with grinning mouth and full cheeks; fine multilevel original black soot patina.

Udo Horstmann, Switzerland
Private Collection, Switzerland

cf. Gebauer, Paul, Art of the Cameroon, Portland Museum of Art (1979: fig. P7).
cf. Northern, Tamara, The Art of the Cameroon, Smithsonian Museum (1984: fig. 86)
  1. Fredric Backlar
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