BAMILEKE STOOLS ARCHIVES, Cameroon

The stools below have been sold and are left here for reference and education purposes.

For UNSOLD Bamileke Stools, GO TO BAMILEKE STOOLS PAGE


 

BAMILEKE
Stool 24
12" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Stool 76
10" high
SOLD



BAMILEKE
Stool 16
16.6" high
SOLD


 

BAMILEKE
STOOL 60
15" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
STOOL 61
13" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
STOOL 64
12" high
SOLD


 

BAMILEKE
STOOL 56
18.5" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
STOOL 58
18.5" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
STOOL 57
16" high
$600

BAMILEKE
Stool 80
18" high
$600

 

BAMILEKE
STOOL 54
14.5" high
SOLD 

 

BAMILEKE
STOOL 55
15" high
SOLD

BAMILEKE
STOOL 63
17" high
SOLD



BAMILEKE
Stool 22
14.5" high
SOLD


BAMILEKE
Stool 29
11.5" high
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE
BED CATALOG

 

BAMILEKE 1
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 2
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 3
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 4
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 8
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 10
SOLD

 BAMILEKE 11
SOLD
 

BAMILEKE 13
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 14
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 15
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 17
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 18
SOLD

BAMILEKE 19
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 23
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 27
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 28
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 30
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 31
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 32
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 33
SOLD

BAMILEKE 34
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 36
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 38
SOLD

BAMILEKE 39
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 40
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 41
SOLD

BAMILEKE 42
SOLD
 

BAMILEKE 43
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 44
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 45
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 46
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 47
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE 48
SOLD

BAMILEKE 49
SOLD
  

BAMILEKE 50
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE 51
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE
Stool 7
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Stool 25
SOLD

  

BAMILEKE
Stool 37
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE, STOOLS 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. Stools were among the most important of these objects. The motifs 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 stools.

Many of these Bamileke stools show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


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