A BRILLIANT BAMILEKE BRONZE BUFFALO+IRON TORQUE FROM CAMEROON ( No 0170)

£148.00
This is a nice example of a bronze buffalo torque from the Bamileke people of Cameroon, West Africa.   Featuring 20 bronze buffalo heads, a symbol of royalty, due to its strength and formidable nature.  A fine and interesting example, because there is a hand made feel to the buffalo pendants..   The patina of the buffalos is darkened and the iron is oxidised.    In good condition,  Height approx 35 cm.  This item is probably decorative, because it is a classic form that attracts reproductions.  Does not stand unassisted.  A stand is not included.