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Bamun Akam Mask


Bamun Akan Mask mask from Cameroon.

Sold By: For African Art Gallery
SKU: 2472 Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Item: #2472

Tribe: Bamun

Country: Cameroon

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.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 18 x 12 x 12 in