Lot: 342

79th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic dance crest

Cameroon, Anyang

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Marc Assayag, Montreal, Canada H: 10.8 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, most parts coated with animal hide, in form of a jointed doll with arms and legs separately carved, surmounted by a proportionally large head with expressive facial features, open mouth with single teeth, min. dam., tears and missing parts (hide), base; the Anyang are a small ethnic group living in the western area of the Cameroon Grassfields, east of the Boki along the northern banks of the Cross River. They use similar dance crests, as usual for the rest of the Crossriver area.

Arts d' Afrique noire 67 (1988), p. 24, ill. 7