BAMILEKE BIRD MASKS, Cameroon

The bird mask below has been sold and is left here for reference and educational purposes.

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Bird Mask 3
13" long
SOLD

Bird Mask 4
18" long
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE, BIRD MASKS, Cameroon

These cap masks were worn on the top of the head were a part of ritual dance sequences. Their rank, however, was beneath that of the leopard and elephant, royal icons, and the buffalo.

Our Bamileke bird masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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