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oct 9, 1900 - Aka Elephant mask

Description:

19th to 20th century CE
Wood, woven raffia, cloth and beads
Bamileke (Cameroon, western grassfields region)

Danced by members of the Kuosi Society (Elephant Society)
Those who would have worn the mask were court officials, title holders, and warriors
Leopard and elephant are symbols of the power of the fon (king)

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23 Jan 2018
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Date:

oct 9, 1900
Now
~ 118 years ago

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