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