ROYAL CARYATID STOOL
Bamileke, Batié region, Western Province, Cameroon
H: 38 cm
Provenance: Believed to have been in the collection of Sultan Njoya, King of the Bamun, Buea, Mt. Cameroon; collection of Jesko von Puttkamer, German governor of Cameroon (1895-1907); Friedrich Weld collection, Hamburg, 1905.
Published in Negerkunst und Negerkünstler, Hans Himmelheber, Braunschweig, 1960, p. 286, fig. 219Published and exhibited in Gods Spirits Ancestors: African Sculpture from Private German Collections, Villa Stuck, Munich, Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, 1992-1993, p. 166-167, cat. 133; Cameroon: Art and Kings, Lorenz Homberger, Rietberg Museum, Zurich, 2008, p. 210, cat. 105.
© Entwistle, photo Dominique Cohas
FIJIAN THROWING CLUB - I ULA TAVATAVA OR I ULA TAVATAVA VONOTABUA
Wood (probably iron wood, Casuarina) and marine ivory (probably whale tooth)
H: 44 cm
Provenance: private British collection