Lot: 280

91 Tribal Art Auction

Standing female figure

Cameroon, Bangwa / Bamileke

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Eduardo Uhart, Paris, France H: 30.1 inch 4000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base The screaming mouth is common in the Bangwa region. The indication of pregnancy is considered a sign of fertility. Whether the figure was intended as a commemorative figure or was used as a magic figure against witchcraft, can no longer be determined.


Homberger, Lorenz (Hg.), Kamerun, Kunst der Könige, Zürich 2008, Kat. 62