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Mu Po (Power Figure)

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Mu po power figures are utilised in a variety of ways; for one, they are placed in the homes of pregnant women to ensure successful birth. It is believed that the representation of pregnancy in these figures represents...


Mgba Mgba (Prestige Necklace)

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During special ceremonies and community festivals, the fon (king) of the Bamum kingdom wears a mgba mgba prestige necklace made of a copper alloy (typically brass).

Made by a special guild of artists, the Pa Nguot, mgba...


Nka'a Ndü (Beaded Calabash Vessel)

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Among the many kingdoms (fondom) of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. In close counsel with Kwifor, Ngwerong, Mfu and...


Troh (Night Society Helmet Mask)

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Among the Bangwa kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fwa (chief) and a number of secret societies are responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. One such society is the Night Society (Troh) of nine council...


Lefem (Royal Ancestor Figure)

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The Bangwa of Cameroon are spread across nine independent kingdoms run by a central chief (fwa) and a number of secret societies responsible for the social rule of each kingdom. Fontem is the largest of these Bangwa chiefdoms...


Mabuh (Running Headdress)

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The various kingdoms in the North-West Province of the Cameroon Grassfields (including Nso, Kom, Bafut, Baui and Bamenda) are governed by a a central fon (king) and the Kwifon (also called Kwifoyn, Kwi’fo, Ngumba or Ngwerong...