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unknown Tikar


19th century - 20th century
Carved, incised, painted, and burned wood with raffia

15 1/4 in. (38.74 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.110
Other Number(s): 89 (183) (Neufeld Collection Number)
183 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Cameroon
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Tikar, Cameroonian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Cameroonian - Style and culture of the nation of Cameroon, lying at the junction of western and central Africa.
  • Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • African Images, Western Imageries: Collecting and Recollecting African Bryn Mawr College , Sep 26, 1999 – Jun 15, 2000

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 183
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0011122.

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