BALI STYLE ELEPHANT MASKS, Cameroon

Despite its appearance, the mask below shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.


BALI Style
Mask 6
46" high
$600

 


  Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BALI, ELEPHANT MASKS, Cameroon

Elephant masks, worn on the top of the head, were an important part of every ritual dance sequence. The elephant was a royal icon and elephant masks were owned by lineage groups. Their importance was second only to the leader mask and was danced last, in a very stately manner, befitting its high rank.


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