- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Style and culture of the African people of the same name living in the Cameroon Grassfields, relatives of the Babanki.
- Style and culture of the nation of Cameroon, lying at the junction of western and central Africa.
- The act of shaping, marking, or decorating wood, stone, or another material by cutting or incising, typically using tools such as chisels and other blades. It refers to this process as it is applied to small-scale objects or to objects that are not considered art. "Carving" may also be considered a sculpture technique that is employed in the creation of art.
- Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.
- Ceremonies surrounding the accession to power of a sovereign, or the consort of a sovereign; typically involves bestowing a crown as an emblem of royal dignity.
- Ceremonies or rites held in connection with the burial or cremation of the body of a deceased person.
- Masks that enclose the head entirely or in part, especially those worn during African ceremonies and masquerades.
- Objects used for a particular ritual activity, often as part of a ceremony.
- The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
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Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 12/17/1997
Owner Name: Barry A. Kitnick; Gallery K
Place: Los Angeles, California, US
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Important Tribal Art
New York, NY, 1989
Figure Number: 185
"African Heritage Document and Research Center."
(Accessed June 11, 2020):
Record No.: 0011499.
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
"Art of Cameroon."
4, no. 2
Figure Number: 7.
and Maria Kecskesi.
African Masks: From the Barbier-Mueller Collection
(Munich, Germany: Prestel, 2002),
Figure Number: 174