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The Cameroon grasslands is a mountainous region located in western Cameroon in which many small groups live. Among the larger of the groups is the Bamum, who reside in the eastern section of the grasslands. One of the most important status symbols amongst the Bamum, as well as other kingdoms...

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Provenance

1977, acquired in Douala, Cameroon, by Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Cameroon Grassfields, 20th century

Object Place

Cameroon

Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 34 x 27.3 cm (9 5/8 x 13 3/8 x 10 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2584

Medium or Technique

wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds