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Creator Nationality: Africa, Cameroon, Bangwa, early 20th Century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Cameroon, Bangwa, early 20th Century
Title: Male Figure
Title Type: Primary
Creation Start Date: 1859
Creation End Date: 1905
Creation Date: c. 1900
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: wood
Dimensions: Overall: 92.1cm x 20.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1987.62
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Style or Period: Africa, Cameroon, Bangwa, early 20th Century
Context: Male figures embellished the grave shrines inside the palaces of the grassland kingdoms of Cameroon. Accessories such as coiffure, drinking horn, staff or pipe indicate high status and activities. The thrust of the jaw, the flexed arms and legs, the muscularity of the thighs and calves, and the vigorous qualities of volumes and surface textures distinguish the expressive, dynamic style of Bangwa sculptors.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1987.62
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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