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E076299 Chair - Front, Tikar People, Cameroon, West Africa. Bronze throne with royal head motif. William Bowmore collection. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
 
Summary:
E076299 - 13/9/1979, chair, , , , Cameroon, Africa, West
Item Name:
chair
Label:
Cast bronze throne. Tikar People, North Cameroon. According to North-western Cameroon tradition, each Fon (King) needs a new throne. The Fon is the brother of brave and mighty animals and has the power to transform himself into a leopard. At night he hunts in the forest and the savanna. This bronze throne has a royal head motif but no leopard symbol, therefore, it has probably been owned by a queen mother or a court official.
Keywords:
ceremony
hierarchy
Country:
Cameroon
Collection Area:
Africa, West
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
13/09/1979
Registration Number:
E076299
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
Images
1:
E076299 Chair - Front, Tikar People, Cameroon, West Africa. Bronze throne with royal head motif. William Bowmore collection. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
2:
Cast bronze throne. Tikar People. North Cameroon According to North-western Cameroon tradition, each Fon (King) needs a new throne. The Fon is the brother of brave and mighty animals and has the power to transform himself into a leopard. At night he hunts in the forest and the savanna. This bronze throne has a royal head motif but no leopard symbol, therefore, it has probably been owned by a queen mother or a court official. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Carl Bento
3:
Cast bronze throne. Tikar People. North Cameroon According to North-western Cameroon tradition, each Fon (King) needs a new throne. The Fon is the brother of brave and mighty animals and has the power to transform himself into a leopard. At night he hunts in the forest and the savanna. This bronze throne has a royal head motif but no leopard symbol, therefore, it has probably been owned by a queen mother or a court official. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Carl Bento