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BAMESSING VASE

Size 24 cm
Material Terracotta
Origin Cameroon

Rare and intact vase coming from the Grassfields, decorated with stylized animals reminding us of a structured and almost abstract Art deco frieze. Only two other vases from this workshop are known, both in the collection of the Quai Branly Museum. The first was donated by Pierre Harter (inv. nr.73.1992.0.23) but is unfortunately severly damaged. The second was collected and given to the Musée de l'Homme by Henri Labouret in 1934 (inv. nr. 71.1934.171.205).

Provenance:
Martial Bronsin, Brussels
Private collection, Belgium