BAMILEKE BUFFALO MASKS, Cameroon


BAMILEKE
Buffalo Mask 6
11.5" high
$250

The buffalo masks above have been vetted as being authentic.


BAMILEKE STYLE BUFFALO MASKS, Cameroon

The buffalo masks below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE, BUFFALO MASKS, Cameroon

Buffalos, large game animals with massive bodies, were associated with power. Buffalo masks, worn on the top of the head, were an important part of every ritual dance sequence. Their rank however, was beneath that of the leopard and elephant.

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