Grasslands Helmet Mask, Cameroon
Lot 180W
Grasslands Helmet Mask, Bamum Area, Cameroon
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
€14,000 - 22,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Grasslands Helmet Mask, Bamum Area, Cameroon
height 27in (68.6cm)
Wood

Provenance:
Berlin Museum, purportedly deaccessioned ca. 1960s
John J. Klejman, New York
Private Collection, New York

Published and exhibited:
Northern, Tamara, "Royal Art of the Cameroons", Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, 1973, fig.46, March 29 through April 30, 1973

According to Robbins and Nooter (2004: p 316),"...masks of the highland area represent power and authority...(and a male) of noble lineage...ornate crests bearing motifs such as the spider are restricted to royalty. Highly inflated cheeks imply origin in the Bamum area."

Cf. Robbins and Nooter (2004: fig. 811)
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