Lot: 31785th Tribal Art Auction
Cameroon Grassfields, Bamileke
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Belgian Collection||H: 14 inch||
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light brown wood, middle brown patina, ring-shaped base, leopard as caryatid figure, vaulted round seat, dam., insect caused missing parts (esp. seat and base), cracks, traces of abrasion; the leopard embodies certain attributes like quickness, survivability and aggressiveness which were transferred on the king. So he became the most important royal symbol, like an "alter ego" of the king.