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ID number:  BIRRC-D0436
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Figure of a woman
Object type:  Metalwork
Place made:  Bamenda, Cameroons
Culture:  Bamileke
Materials:  Brass on a wooden base
Measurements:  15 cm
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A woman bowing before a tree.

Another brass statuette shows a woman reaching out towards a tree as if to pick something from it. This figurine, as well as the similar one above, comes from the Bamileke culture in Cameroon. The woman's hair is designed to mimic a royal headdress called either Ndam Tcheu Dop or Tcho Dung Dung, and is a commonly reproduced style on statues from this culture.

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