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Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H
Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H

Superb african Bamileke Headdress mask Cameroon Grasslands on iron stand 24.5 H

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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 losses and cracks in the wood and beads 

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,  and use two staffs to punish. 

Nkang symbolizes male authority and strength. 

Nkang masks was used at funerals of important members of the society, during seasonal annual festivals and  to entertain the community.