190324 - Tribal Used 2 Old Mask from the Bamileke with Raffia - Cameroon.


Rare Pair of Old Tribal used Bamileke Masks in Wood from Cameroon.
Hand carved from a single piece of wood with Raffia.
This couple mask are collected in 1958 in Cameroon.Provenance:
Private Belgian collection. Biemans Collection.
Robert Biemans, born in 1927, graduated from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles/Free University of Brussels) as a doctor;
He worked as a conscript in former Belgian Congo, from 1953 to 1975.
After the independence of Congo in 1960, he was missioned to Rwanda as a medical officer for the Belgian government, in Kigali.
Interested in African art, he accumulated many pieces from the African continent throughout his career.
This 2 mask are 35 cm high.