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Bamileke (Bamileke)
Royal Elephant Mask (Bajoun)
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.305
A blue and off-white tunic in a square shape. The tunic is decorated with various geometric designs sewn together. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Tunic
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.2
A fabric mask with round eyes and an oblong mouth and nose made from red and yellow bound cloth. The brown base fabric is covered with small beads in a geometric pattern. The majority of the beads are white, with red, yellow, green, and blue beads also used. The edges of the mask are bound in red and tan cloth. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Elephant Mask
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.1
This is a face mask embroidered extensively wtih glass beads. Two long panels hang down the front and back of the wearer. The humanoid face at top has two round eye holes allowing the wearer to see, a strip of fabric for a nose, and an open, upturned mouth. Ears are protruding disks attached on either side of the face . The top of the head is covered with small, corklike knobs covered with black cloth. The beadwork is predominantly green with intricate, scallop-shaped patterns along edge of the panels; vertical, star-like patterns fill the center of the panels. The interior of panels is lined with damask.
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Elephant Mask
1950 – 1999
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.319
This is a beaded hat with a large, disc-shaped top. The bottom of the hat is a narrow band with blue and white beads in a triangular design. The edge of the top of the hat is bound with red fabric. The top of the hat is decorated in various geometric patterns with white, yellow, pink, green, and blue beads. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Beaded Hat
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.344
The blade of this sword is large and flat. The center of this paddle-like blade has a textured, dotted center. The wooden handle has a ribbed section in the center. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.101
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