Grasslands, Cameroon
Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Private NYC Collection

This fascinating little compact work of Grasslands art is an example of tradition but also an example of how tradition can be subtly enhanced. It is uncommon to find such a diminutive figure in classic Babanki or Bamileke form; let alone in such a compact little cubist package. The face is simply wonderful; reminiscent of the figures on the royal stools and masks from the region. The patina is deep and rich with areas of encrustation showcasing its long term use within the culture. Carved from hardwood in excellent condition.

This figure stands 4.5” Tall
SOLD / 5-3-11