X65.8228 Collar

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Collar
Bamum peoples
Cameroon
Late 19th-early 20th century
Brass and copper
Diam: 26.0 cm, D: 1.8 cm (Diam: 10.2, D: .71 in)
Gift of the Wellcome Trust. X65.8228

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Description

Brass collars depicting the heads of humans, buffalo, or birds have been documented among the articles buried with deceased Bamum kings. A Bamum king could also grant high-ranking titleholders the right to own and wear these prestige articles. Similar neck rings were made as part of an early tourist genre.

Gallery Text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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