Bamun Akam Mask

2472

$199.00

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Bamum
ITEM #:
2472
ETHNICITY:
Bamun
ORIGIN:
Cameroon
BAMUN AKAM MASK:
These Bamun Akam masks are worn flat atop the head, with the dancers looking out below the mask through a net or cloth attached to his full-length mask costume.

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African Art

ITEM #:
2472
ETHNICITY:
Bamun
ORIGIN:
Cameroon
MEDIUM:
Wood, rope.
DIMENSIONS:
15″ tall (38.1 cm)
CONDITION:
Very Good.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
These masks are worn flat atop the head, with the dancers looking out below the mask through a net or cloth attached to his full-length mask costume. The Bamum ‘Kam’- (or ‘Akam’-) mask is of a special type within the rich mask culture of the western Grasslands: With its beard and hair, it represents the leading mask of the local ‘Juju-dance society’ and symbolizes the portrait of a dead ruler.39

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