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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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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)

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Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Cameroon Grassfields, 20th century

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

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Africa and Oceania


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