Lot: 226

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Protective figure

Cameroon Grassfields, Bamum

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Swiss Collection H: 10.2 inch 800 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base

Such figures were placed next to beds, on front doors and in vestibules and were intended to ward off evil forces.

Homberger, Lorenz (Hg.), Kamerun, Kunst der Könige, Zürich 2008, p. 144, Kat. 27