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Commemorative figure of a priestess

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Cameroon, Grassfields region, Bangwa chiefdom
Culture:
Bamileke peoples
Medium:
Wood, pigments
Dimensions:
H.: 33 1/2 in. (85 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Musée Dapper, Paris (3343)
  • Provenance

    Collected by Gustav Conrau, 1897–1898; Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin-Dahlem; [Arthur Speyer, Berlin, 1929-1934]; [Charles Ratton, Paris, 1934–1935]; Helena Rubinstein, New York and Paris, 1935–1966; (Sotheby’s New York, 1966); Valerie Franklin, Los Angeles; (Sotheby’s New York, 1990)

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