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Africa | Buffalo mask from the Grassfields of Cameroon | Wood | The skull of a buffalo is associated with chiefly authority. This animal gives its horn for producing drinking horns which were widely used as prestige symbols and were handed down from one generation to the other. Thus, the buffalo is not only a royal symbol, but stands for the connection between different generations and between the village chief and the Fon as well.

Cameroon Grassfields people Buffalo mask of wood and the skull of a…

Buffalo mask - The animals horn is used for producing drinking horns, which are symbols of prestige and which are handed down from one generation to the next. Thus, the buffalo is not only a royal symbol, but stands for the connection between different generations and between the village chief and the Fon as well.

Buffalo mask - The animals horn is used for producing drinking horns, which are symbols of prestige and which are handed down from one generation to the next. Thus, the buffalo is not only a royal symbol, but stands for the connection between different generations and between the village chief and the Fon as well.

Senufo Dance crest “dagu” from Ivory Coast | Wood || Used for ceremonies preparing young men for the actual initiation, the membership of the “poro” society.

Dance crest "dagu" from the Senufo people of the Ivory Coast. Used for ceremonies preparing young men for the actual initiation, the membership of the "poro" society. via tribal art

Mask, Baule, Ivory Coast - Portraits masks Ndoma embody according to Susan Vogel (1997: 141-142) the fundamental Baulé style, considered by the artists themselves as "the top of the Baulé sculpture, its most beautiful form of art." A sculptural mastery, specific to each artist and translated into each of its controls, is added to the particular case of masks portraits part of freedom allowing him to fully express the extent of his art. Bokanda from the region, the eastern borders of the…

Mask, Baule, Ivory Coast - Portraits masks Ndoma embody according to Susan Vogel…

Zemanek

Zemanek

Guro Côte d'Ivoire, Elephant Mask (Vi)

Guro Côte d'Ivoire Elephant Mask (Vi), Late century Wood, kaolin, and pigment

Yaure. Costa de Marfil

The Yaure tribe inhabited the Ivory Coast. Their masks tend to represent human…

Cameroun ~ "Cimier" Face Mask from the Tikar people ~ Bronze and Raffia - century

African Masks - Bamileke Mask 2 - Left - Click for a more detailed view of this African Mask.

African masks and African statues from the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon. This Bamileke Mask measures inches tall.

Masque Heaume MUMUYE Helmet Mask NIGERIA    Galerie"artspremiers.be"Gallery

Masque Heaume MUMUYE Helmet Mask NIGERIA Galerie"artspremiers.be"Gallery

Masque Heaume MUMUYE Helmet Mask NIGERIA Galerie"artspremiers.be"Gallery

Africa | Prestige drinking horn from the Grassfields of Cameroon | Horn | In all Grassfield kingdoms, drinking horns, plain or ornate, are a man's most important personal article, a reference to the significance of palm wine for shared sociability and pleasure and as a sacrificial libation substance.

"When everyone had drunk two or three This picture shows a palm wine horn which the men were drinking out of in this quote. Palm wine is an alcoholic beverage that people in Africa drank for special events and celebrations.

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