Elephant Mask (Bamileke Peoples)

Elephant (Aka) Mask, Kuosi Society, Bamileke Peoples, Grassfields region of Cameroon, 20th century, cloth, beads, raffia, fiber, 146.7 x 52.1 x 29.2 cm (Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York)

The austere display of this powerful object masks the complexity of its original context.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Peri Klemm and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Elephant Mask (Bamileke Peoples)," in Smarthistory, November 11, 2015, accessed November 25, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/elephant-mask-kuosi-society-bamileke-peoples-cameroon/.