Bamun Akan Mask mask from Cameroon.
Bamun Akam Mask
Material: Wood, twine.
Size: 15″ (38.1 cm) Tall
Condition: Good, some cracks, see images.
Notes: Stand not included.
These masks are worn flat atop the head, with the dancers looking out below the mask through a net or cloth attached to his full-length mask costume. The Bamum ‘Kam’- (or ‘Akam’-) mask is of a special type within the rich mask culture of the western Grasslands: With its beard and hair, it represents the leading mask of the local ‘Juju-dance society’ and symbolizes the portrait of a dead ruler.
|Dimensions||18 x 12 x 12 in|