Antique African Chamba Tribe Nigeria Cameroon Ancestral Couple Storage Box Yqz

Antique African Chamba Tribe Nigeria Cameroon Ancestral Couple Storage Box Yqz

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Part Of Incredible African Collection 31" Tall

Please be patient there are 16 photos to be loaded in this sale.

We ended up with a collection of some of the best African artifacts we have ever sold. (And we have sold some good ones through the years.) We are putting them up in separate sales, so check them all out.

Up in this sale from the Chamba Tribe of Nigeria or Cameroon, Africa. Is a figural Ancestral Couple Storage Box. Carved from one piece of wood, this is large being 30 3/4" tall, 12" wide and 4 1/4" deep. Male and female with their arms around each other. We are pretty sure this is a storage box.

We found the following on zyama (one of our favorite African sites!):

The Chamba, whose number today is estimated at 10,000 to 20,000 settled to the south of the Benue River, in the frontier region between Nigeria and Cameroon. They formed small, centralized states. The chief possessed divine rights and had the power of life and death over his subjects. Each clan kept the skulls of ancestors, who were responsible for the prosperity and fertility of the lineage. Very little is known about the significance and function of the sculptures of the Chamba. Chamba figures are rare and their function uncertain.

They are socially divided into small centralized kingdoms, each headed by a king assisted by a council of elders whose powers are regulated by male and female secret societies. The Chamba kings are also assisted by royal women who serve as queens. After circumcision, young boys received an initiation that included the teaching of secrets. Each clan kept the skulls of ancestors, who were responsible for the prosperity and fertility of the lineage. Besides celebrating the ancestors, the vara cult celebrated the tutelary spirit, a personification of the first mala, or the paternal aunt of the chief. At the time of the masked celebration, she appeared in public, as well as at the funerals of members of the lineage; she would dress in the guise of a masked man in a fiber costume. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 10 lbs 8 oz in a 36 x 16 x 12 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!

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