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BAMUM people Central savannah region, Cameroon
Standing male figure, possibly an ancestor figure 1940s or 1950s Place made: Cameroon
Creation Notes: late 19th to mid-20th century (some sections possibly from 1850-90; entire figure probably created later)
Materials & Technique: sculptures, bronze
Dimensions: 146.0 h x 55.0 w x 50.0 d cm ; weight 37 kg
Acknowledgement: Gift of Ron and Pamela Walker in memory of Sir Ronald Walker 2010. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2010.1367
Subject: African art
  • unnamed uncle of the original African vendor;
  • with an unnamed dealer in Europe by 1974;
  • acquired by Arnold Bamert (1905-?2006), Zurich, before 1980;
  • with Galerie Koller, Zurich, 2007;
  • bought at auction by Ron and Pamela Walker, Canberra, 23 July 2007