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Object Number:29-94-23
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Bamileke
Provenience: Cameroon
Grasslands
Section:African
Materials:Elephant Ivory
Technique:Carved
Length: 194 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929

Description

For style of carving, especially elephant's heads, combination of realistic elements into decoartive patterns, trellis designs, etc., see P. Germann, Das plastische Kunstgewerbe im Graslande von Kamerun, Leipzig, 1911, especially figs. 27, 28, 37, 38, 48, 49, and 60.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (17 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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