Dimensions: H:49.6" W:28.3" L:23.6" Weight: 135.3 lbs.
Bamileke Bronze Royal Throne from Cameroon - These magnificent bronze thrones come from the Bamileke people of Cameroon and are reserved solely for the king's use. The bronze is hand-cast and depicts several tribal elders holding up and supporting the king. Each Fon (King) requires a new throne, according to north-western Cameroon tradition.
About the Tribe
The Cameroon-Bamileke Bantu people cluster encompasses multiple Bantu ethnic groups primarily found in Cameroon, the largest of which is the Bamileke. Between the 11th and 14th centuries, they moved to what is now northern Cameroon. They moved further south and west in the 17th century to avoid being forced to convert to Islam by the Fulani tribe. They live in a hilly and mountainous area in south-west Cameroon known as "The Grassland," which is bordered on the south by an equatorial forest and on the north by a savannah.