Lot: 286

99th Auction

Royal throne

Cameroon, Bangwa / Bamileke

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gisela & Hartwig Dehmel, Lüchow, Germany H: 16.5 inch (seat);
30.9 inch (backrest)D: 16.7 inch


The figures carved on the front of the backrest are reminiscent of royal
commemorative figures. One of them holds a drinking horn, which is considered to be a prestige object. The motif of the leopard as a caryatid figure is a reference to the former use of the stool at the court of a Fon.