A mid-20th-century bronze stool by the Tikar People of Cameroon, Africa featuring elephant heads and stag beetles.
Bronze art from the Tikar people like this stool can often be attributed to a more specific region and people group as explained below in the book 'The Tribal Arts of Africa'.
“The Tikar area is occupied by around 250,000 people who speak different languages, but yet claim common ancestors. It is divided into two main geographical sub-groups – the first includes village-dwelling people who live in round huts covered by conical roofs and whose artistic output is largely associated with 19th-century bronze pipes. The second sub-group occupies the northwest highlands and they predominantly carve statues and masks.”
-Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.
Measurements: 47cm H x 35.5cm D
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