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Bamun Figural Gong Janus Faces Iron Cameroon African Art

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Title Bamun Figural Gong Janus Faces Iron Cameroon African Art
Type of Object Iron bell
Country of Origin Cameroon
People Bamun
Materials Iron (bell), wood (handle), cotton cloth
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 15
Width (in) 4
Depth (in) 2.5
Dimensions Height: 22 Inches
Mask 14 x 9 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair rusted, dirty bell. scratches and scrapes to wooden handle.

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A well used iron bell with a wood handle in the form of a decorated face and head. The decoration of the janus head enhance the prestige of this object considered as an emblem of authority and as a part of a regalia for members of the warrior society.

For similar piece see Northern THE ART OF CAMEROON, fig. 61, pp. 128-129