Bamoun Bronze Kings Throne - Bamoun

African Angel ArtSKU: AAA0030
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Dimensions: L:54.7in W:29.5in D:24.8in

Bamoun artisans create the most elaborate, intricate and lavishly detailed art pieces. These intricately bronze thrones featuring animals are traditionally reserved for kings, chiefs, and noblemen in Western Cameroon. The Bamoun people have a long and rich history, and their artistic expressions are deeply intertwined with their royal heritage, cultural beliefs, and ceremonial practices. Bamoun court arts flourished in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists working solely for the palace created elaborate bead-covered thrones and stools, wooden sculptures, human and animal masks, architectural carvings, and fine objects in bronze, ivory, and clay.

About the Tribe

Bamum, also spelled Bamoun, is a West African ethnic group from the Kingdom of Bamoun in present-day Cameroon. They speak a language that is often used as a lingua franca and is related to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family. Their kingdom, which has its capital in Foumban in Cameroon's high western grasslands, is ruled by a king (mfon) who is descended from one of the exogamous patrilineal lineages.

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