African Grasslands Cameroon Covered Carved Wood Pot Africa

The savannas of the west, the Grassland, are composed of three ethnic groups with ancestors in common. There are the one million Bamileke spread over the southwestern plateaus; The Fon or individual King was the head of these communities and handled all judicial and regulatory activities as well as the sacred rituals for harvesting and planting, the royal hunt, war expeditions and the festivals of the dry season. It was only when the Cameroon became a German colony that the King or Fon was forced to perform administration duties. Most Bamileke art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during important ceremonies. The motifs include leopards, bulls, human figures and heads, spiders, lizards and other subjects plus abstract designs. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fantastic Cameroon Covered Pot . Large and Heavy Our Covered Pot. measures 21" tall X 11" across. X 24" around Center Pot. Our Amazing Pot is covered with white lime clay base paint. Wonderful condition with a few age cracks at base and minor paint loss and staining. Two Elephants and two Birds on the sides with two Birds on the lid of the pot. Reputed to have Ceremonial use and a beer container during ceremonies. HEAVY, Weighs about 20 lb. Collected in Cameroon Africa late 20th Century. A truly Fantastic find and a wonderful Original African Artifact. ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Paypal , I will email you with payment address to send checks. Shipping USPS in U.S. $40 . Questions ? Please Email Eric at
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