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Superb Old beaded headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands representing a male character carving with beard made out of Raffia .
Top with a hole , head is crowned with a wood carving imitating the cowrie beads.
measures 24.5" h w stand, 8" w and 9" D
it shows minor losses and cracks
pls check pictures for more details
The Bamileke are among the artistic elite of the Cameroon Grasslands area. They are ruled by kings, and many of their masks are for royal festivities. Masks like this one belonged to the regulatory society, (Kwifoyn). They are identified as leader masks , Nkang, Nkam, Akam, lead a group of masks
Nkang symbolizes male authority and strength.
used during seasonal annual festivals and to entertain the community.