Bamoun art has produced innumerable works, each more impressive than the last.
Masks, beaded objects, architecture and even palaces.
The Bamoun inhabit a region filled with both forested hills and savannas. This large area called GRASSLAND in southwest Cameroon is also home to other related ethnic groups such as Bamileke and Tikar. Stylistically, one can see the influence of this sub-ethnic proximity in common traits on artworks, such as B. the tendency among the Tikar to depict chubby figures with bulging eyes or the use of beads, which are often found among the Bamileke.
The hat and beard are covered with ropes
Wood, Cloth, Beads, Rope, Shells
2nd half of the XXth century
H: 38 cm
W: 29 cm