BAMILEKE BEADED OBJECTS ARCHIVES, Cameroon


The beaded onjectss below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Bamileke Beaded Objects: GO TO BAMILEKE BEADED OBJECTS PAGE



BAMILEKE
Object 20
9 " high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Figure 5
19.5" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Object 17
6.5" high
SOLD


 

BAMILEKE
Object 1
SOLD

 BAMILEKE
Object 2
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE
Object 3
SOLD

 

 BAMILEKE
Object 5
SOLD

 BAMILEKE
Object 8
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Object 9
SOLD

 BAMILEKE
Object 11
SOLD
 

 BAMILEKE
Object 12
SOLD
 

  

 BAMILEKE
Object 14
SOLD

 

 BAMILEKE
Object 15
SOLD

 

 BAMILEKE
Object 16
SOLD

 BAMILEKE
Object 7
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE, BEADED OBJECTS ARCHIVES, 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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