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Bamileke Elephant Mask


An Artist’s Collection VOL.1
Kuosi Society
Cameroon & Grasslands, West Africa
20th century, raffia, cloth, beads
 35″ x 18″ x 7″ 
ex Pace Primitive Gallery
Additional photos available upon request
A very fine, richly beaded elephant society mask from the Kousi Society.  Elephant masks signify kingship and wealth, and were worn by the powerful members of the Kuosi regulatory society, which included members of royalty, wealthy title holders, and ranking warriors of the Bandjoun kingdom of western Cameroon.
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