Vintage Bamileke Cameroon African Wood Beaded Mask
Vintage African carved wooden and beaded ceremonial mask. This rare vintage Bamileke mask from Cameroon is highly figurative in style and expression, beautifully and meticulously inset with multicolored beadwork throughout. All features are easily distinguishable from the pupils of the eyes to the cheekbones through beadwork. The Bamileke is the native group which is now dominant in west and northwest Cameroon.
It is difficult to determine the date of construction but judging by the material it probably dates to the 1940's or 1950's. The previous owner had travelled extensively during the 1920's to the 1970's and acquired a large collection of antiques as expected from a renowned Los Angeles philanthropist.
A great addition to your African decor home, halloween collection, early holiday or birthday gift or the perfect gift for a mask collector.
Mask measures 31" tall by 8 deep by 12" wide and weighs 7lb 10oz.
In good condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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