Beaded Triple Head Sculpture Covered With Kauris - Tribal Art
This beautiful triple-faced head sculpture is crafted from beautiful dark blue glass beads. Each of the three characterful faces is uniquely detailed with its own pallet of coloured beads. All three feature an elegant lizard motif in either white, pink or blue. The faces are separated by a simple line of red beads which leads to the crown of cowrie shells.
Dimensions approx. 21 x 18 x 20 cm
Beaded art from the Cameroon Grasslands collected between 1985 and 2005. Rulers throughout the many Kingdoms in the Cameroon Grassland region (Bamileke –Bamum -Tikar) employed a range of Regalia to assert their political, economic and religious power. Presented publicly in lavish displays of wealth and power, many court objects were distinguished by their elaborate bead embroidery. Imported from Venice, Bohemia or Amsterdam, glass beads were considered a luxury material whose use and distribution were controlled by the King. The decoration of objects with vast quantities of brilliantly colored beads transformed utilitarian objects into symbols of royal status and prestige.
All lots are in the state the collector acquire them. No restorations or cleaning has been performed.