Bamileke wooden Headcrest with Leopard - Cameroon

Bamileke wooden Headcrest with Leopard - Cameroon

Regular price €250.00 Sale

Beautiful and Rare Bamileke wooden Headcrest with Leopard - Cameroon

This cap is rare because most of the Bamileke crest were covered with colorful beads.These cap masks were worn on the top of the head were a part of ritual dance sequences. Their highest rank was that of the leopard and elephant, royal icons, and the buffalo.

  • Height 17 cm.
  • Second half of the 20th Century
  • Good condition for its age
  • From the well know Belgian Journalist, filmmaker, collector M. Gi Mateusen