It is completely covered with beads sewn on fabric. The mask called tsenya or tsemepfeli is only exhibited exceptionally, during major mournings and during certain rites linked to the fertility of women and the earth. It is associated with the mystical power of fon and fam (royal cemetery), it belongs to society mepfeli , one of whose functions is to control the evil spirits, especially those of the deceased who still haunt the bush and the village.
The mepfeli proves to be very active during agrarian cults and initiations. The symbolism of Taurus close to the leopard and the elephant, royal animals, evoking strength, courage, virility. INFO TRUTH: A pearl thread is visible on the muffle, it is in very good condition, we prefer to leave it in the state rather than considering a repair. Dimension: 65 x 31 x 14 cm.
3,500 g Age: Unspecified. PEARL Bull Mask BAMOUN REF B1210 Origin: CAMEROON UNIQUE CRAFT MODEL Helmet mask representing a bull's head entirely covered with glass beads.Dimension: 65 x 31 x 14 cm Weight: approx. The item "Mask Buffalo Tsenya Bamoun Art African Ethnic Tribale" is in sale since Sunday, October 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Other Ethnographic Antiques". The seller is "peterandclochette" and is located in Nielles-lès-Ardres. This item can be shipped worldwide.