Lot: 269

91 Tribal Art Auction

Mask "ngoin"

Cameroon Grassfields, Bamileke

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Adalbert von Alföldy, Eislingen, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 17 September 2011, lot 370
H: 15 inch 600 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, white pigment, This typical female mask "ngoin" wears the distinct headdress of royal titled wives and symbolizes the role of women as complementary to men.

Northern, Tamara, Expressions of Cameroon Art, o. O. 1986, p. 54 f., ill. 43