BAMILEKE BUFFALO MASK 10, Cameroon


Photographs © Hamill

BAMILEKE, BUFFALO MASK 10, 23.5", $1000, SOLD

Buffalos, large game animals with massive bodies, were associated with power, and buffalo masks, worn on the top of the head, were an important part of every ritual dance sequence. Their rank, however, was beneath that of the leopard and elephant.

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