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A Magnificent Cameroon Beaded Elephant Mask, kuo'si Society


Cameroon, trade cloth, fibres, beads, 146 cm high. The long-beaded cloth under the face represents the trunk, the mask emulating an elephant. The Kuosi association, in the Bamileke region, performed during funerals and public ceremonies to ensure prosperity. Formerly a society of warriors, the Kuosi is now mostly a membership for the affluent. During performances, luxurious materials and royal symbols covered the Kuosi dancers' bodies, revealing their riches and prestige.

Provenance:
Collection Pierre Dartevelle, Belgium

Cf.:
See a similar one in the collection Field Museum Chicago.

Expert: Joris Visser Joris Visser
+32-2-514 00 34

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com

13.10.2022 - 16:04

Odhadní cena:
EUR 6.000,- do EUR 8.000,-
Vyvolávací cena:
EUR 5.000,-

A Magnificent Cameroon Beaded Elephant Mask, kuo'si Society


Cameroon, trade cloth, fibres, beads, 146 cm high. The long-beaded cloth under the face represents the trunk, the mask emulating an elephant. The Kuosi association, in the Bamileke region, performed during funerals and public ceremonies to ensure prosperity. Formerly a society of warriors, the Kuosi is now mostly a membership for the affluent. During performances, luxurious materials and royal symbols covered the Kuosi dancers' bodies, revealing their riches and prestige.

Provenance:
Collection Pierre Dartevelle, Belgium

Cf.:
See a similar one in the collection Field Museum Chicago.

Expert: Joris Visser Joris Visser
+32-2-514 00 34

Joris.Visser@dorotheum.com


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Datum: 13.10.2022 - 16:04
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