Inches: Height: 49 Inches Centimeters: Height: 124.5 Centimeters Measurements Mask Only / With Stand 65 Inches / 165 Centimeters Material: Cloth, Fiber, Color Beads, Shells Estimated Age: Mid 20th Century Condition: Good Remarks: Highly stylized cloth mask costume beautiful bead work complete with jacket aged surface. This tribal mask was professionally cleaned with minor repair of lost beads and shells ready for a stunning display. Custom Stand Included with Sale. Documentation of Authenticity / Any Available Provenance Will Be Included With This Piece. Some surface deterioration, worn areas, some replacement of beads and shells, overall condition good.Thank you and please view my other items. There are the one million Bamileke spread over the southwestern plateaus. The Bamileke resisted slave raids with suicide or rebellion, contributed very little to the Black population of the New World. The artistic production of the people living in the Grassland of Cameroon is closely associated with royal and societal ceremonies. To assert his power, the king uses large figurines, thrones and prestige paraphernalia. Beautiful beaded objects are famous in the western world and highly value for the intricate bead works and wonderful designs. Painter Fred Uhlman words - Most of the artists I admired, Picasso, Modigliani, Deraini, to mention only a few, had collected African art and had been profoundly influenced by it.
Shortly afterwards I bought the Baule Fetish and the Baule bobbin which are still two of the finest pieces in my collection. It is easy to see why I bought them and why from that moment I have never stopped collecting.The head of the bobbin or heddle - pulley which is after all only a functional object for the purpose of weaving seemed to me then and today as beautiful as a Greek goddess. The fetish moved me as deeply as the bobbin by its silent tragic dignity and its air of profound meditation. GUARANTEE AUTHENTICITY AND CONDITION OF ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO THEIR DESCRIPTION AND PICTURES. PACKING FRAGILE ART ITEM NEEDS CAREFUL ATTENTION AND WILL NEVER BE FAST, BUT WE DO OUT BEST TO MAKE SURE IT WILL ARRIVE FOR YOU SAFELY. I n e A f r i c a n A r t.
The item "GothamGallery Fine African Art Cameroon Bamileke Elephant Tribal Mask E" is in sale since Tuesday, January 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Other African Antiques". The seller is "gothamgallery" and is located in Brooklyn, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.