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Ceremonial Mask with Cowrie shells
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Haume Bamum mask with wood, cowrie shells and fabric. The Bamum religion placed great emphasis on ancestral spirits which were embodied in the skulls of the deceased ancestors. Masks and representations of the head also had importance in rituals and ceremonies. In some cases, as in this mask, you can find castanets mounted on the face for sound. 

Item Details
Reference: #S009
  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Dimensions
    H 45.5 cm x W 43.5 cm x D 29 cm
  • Weight
    3 kg
  • Place of origin
    Cameroon
  • Condition
    Very Good
  • Package
    COC Box/Bag
  • Period / Date
    Unknown
  • Materials & Techniques
    Wood - Shells - Fabric
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