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Mouth Blown Glass Dome with 5 Fine Beaded Ceremonial Heads, Grassland People



Five beaded ceremonial small trophy heads. They are inspired by the very old and rare Atwonzen beaded skulls created for Bamileke King. They originate from the kingdoms located in the Dschang region. These representations consistently portray the skulls of enemies and are all formed out of a wooden core covered in fabric and decorated with beads, each example offers a unique interpretation. Highly symbolic, these depictions of enemies’ heads, wooden or the real skulls themselves, were carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions and during certain warrior dances such as the tso or nzen. The small ceremonial heads were carried by the representatives of the important families. They were often covered with the same type of beads and designs; whereas the Royal Atwonzens had unique embroideries. One is represented in the Caroline and Marshall Mount collection.


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    Height: 21.66 in. (55 cm)Diameter: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    Leuven , BE
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    Seller: 2431stDibs: LU3301121377212

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