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X65.8228 Collar


Not Currently On View in Intersections


Object Name: Collar
Cultural Group: Bamum peoples
Place of Origin: Cameroon
Date: Late 19th-early 20th century
Materials Used: Brass and copper
Dimensions: Diam: 26.0 cm, D: 1.8 cm (Diam: 10.2, D: .71 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Gift of the Wellcome Trust. X65.8228

Brass collars depicting the heads of humans, buffalo, or birds have been documented among the articles buried with deceased Bamum kings. A Bamum king could also grant high-ranking titleholders the right to own and wear these prestige articles. Similar neck rings were made as part of an early tourist genre.

Gallery Text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

SKU: X65.8228 Category:

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