Interlocking spiders and chameleons surmount the gorilla head on this mask, worn in dances that stressed the power of the chief. The mask represents Mabu, one of the chief's emissaries.
April, 1984, collected in Cameroon. October, 1984, sold by Harris Brown Gallery, Boston, to William and Bertha Teel, Marblehead, MA; 1994, fractional gift of William and Bertha Teel to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 1995)
Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel