BAMILEKE BEADED OBJECTS, Cameroon

The objects below have been vetted as authentic.

BAMILEKE
Object 18
19" high
$800

BAMILEKE
Flywhisk 2
10.5" - 65" high
$600


BAMILEKE
Object 24

14.5" high
$600

BAMILEKE
Object 10

8.5" high
$300


BAMILEKE
Object 6
6.25" high
$250



BAMILEKE
Object 21
6" high
$400

 BAMILEKE
Object 13
10" high
$500



BAMILEKE
Object 23
13.25" high
$300

BAMILEKE
Bushcow Headdress 6
11.5" high
$200

BAMILEKE
Object 4
10.25" high
$500


BAMILEKE
Object 22
7.75" high
$200


The beaded figure below was probably made to be sold.

BAMILEKE
Figure 6
21" high
$400


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE, BEADED OBJECTS, Cameroon

Most Bamileke art (and the work of other kingdoms of the Cameroon Grasslands) relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies. The motifs used include leopards, human figures and heads, spiders, lizards and other subjects plus abstract designs. The spider, often found abstracted in repeating patterns,is a symbol of wisdom. The leopard; cunning, fast, mobile and guardedly aggressive, signifies the ability to survive and is the most important royal icon, often even the king's alter ego. Glass beads embellish the most important royal objects. Most of these beaded objects formed a cap or headdress.


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