BAMUN STYLE PRESTIGE COLLAR 4, Cameroon

This example was made long after the forced abdication and death of King Njoya in 1933 and was probably made to be sold.


 

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BAMUN STYLE
PRESTIGE COLLAR 4
17" diameter
(10 heads 3.5")
Cameroon
$400

This collar's heads are wearing the typical Bamun cap, indicative of high status. The casting of the heads, by the lost wax process, is faulty, especially in the delicate detail on the caps. This is not a sign of age, but poor casting.

 

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