BAMILEKE BUFFALO MASK 12, Cameroon


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BAMILEKE
Buffalo Mask 12
14.5" h.
$400
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.

In spite of its appearance, we believe this mask was carved for the collecting market.

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