20th century, Cameroon, Africa, carved monoxyl throne, cloth, beads, 60 x 29 in.
Note: This ceremonial throne was collected in central Cameroon circa 1975. A single piece of wood was carved by a master carver and then beaded by the wives in the compound, all of which took 7 months to complete. The leopard, figures and patterns all relate to the Bamileke Kingdom.
minimal grime, a few minor areas of bead loss at outer rim of seat