Bamun Akam Mask
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Bamun Akam Mask

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Part Number:2472
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ITEM #:
2472
ETHNIC GROUP:
Bamun
REGION OF ORIGIN:
Cameroon
MATERIAL:
Wood, Grass, Rope.
SIZE:
15" (38.1 cm) Tall.
CONDITION:
Good.



CATALOGUE NOTE:
These masks are worn flat atop the head, with the dancers looking out below the mask through a net or cloth attached to his full-length mask costume. The Bamum 'Kam'- (or 'Akam'-) mask is of a special type within the rich mask culture of the western Grasslands: With its beard and hair, it represents the leading mask of the local 'Juju-dance society' and symbolizes the portrait of a dead ruler.