Cameroon black wood and brass Tikar mask

$135.00

Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask
Africa art one of a kind Cameroon Tikar Mask

Cameroon black wood and brass Tikar mask

$135.00

Cameroon black wood and brass Tikar mask

Size:

490mm high X 285mm wide X 150mm deep

Weight:

1.3Kg

Detail: Cameroon carved wood & brass Tikar Mask

Cameroon black wood and brass Tikar mask. African art and masks of the Tikar. This African mask from the Tikar people of Cameroon is hand carved of wood, and features finely detailed brass embellishment to the eyes and forehead. Tikar masks, with their ritual scarification’s and formalized hair styles, are some of the most desirable in African art.

Masks of this type are used during agricultural festivities, such as during harvest ceremonies. The basic concept of these rituals was the belief that the soil is sacred, because it belonged to the ancestors. Therefore, once the harvest is good, there is a great reason to celebrate and be grateful to them.

Made of a light wood, this male mask surprises with it’s unusually bulging cheek-bones and expressive mouth. Elegantly carved hair is decorated with geometrical incisions. Scarification on the cheeks have the same pattern. The upper eyelids and the center of the forehead are inlaid with brass.

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Cameroon black wood and brass Tikar mask

Detail: Cameroon carved wood & brass Tikar Mask

Cameroon black wood and brass Tikar mask. African art and masks of the Tikar. This African mask from the Tikar people of Cameroon is hand carved of wood, and features finely detailed brass embellishment to the eyes and forehead. Tikar masks, with their ritual scarification’s and formalized hair styles, are some of the most desirable in African art.

Masks of this type are used during agricultural festivities, such as during harvest ceremonies. The basic concept of these rituals was the belief that the soil is sacred, because it belonged to the ancestors. Therefore, once the harvest is good, there is a great reason to celebrate and be grateful to them.

Made of a light wood, this male mask surprises with it’s unusually bulging cheek-bones and expressive mouth. Elegantly carved hair is decorated with geometrical incisions. Scarification on the cheeks have the same pattern. The upper eyelids and the center of the forehead are inlaid with brass.

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Additional Information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 150 x 285 x 490 mm

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