BAMILEKE RAM MASK 1, Cameroon

Despite its appearance this headdress shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.




Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE
RAM MASK 1
12" high x 11.5" wide x 15" deep
$600
Cameroon

Ram headdresses like this, combined with basketry, could have been made for wearing or display. The ram, a symbol of power, ranked below the leopard, elephant and buffalo in ritual dance sequences.

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