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(Bamum Kingdom (Cameroonian), c. 1887–1962)
Overall: 78.7 x 96.5 cm (31 x 38 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Trust 2022.47.b
This frame that depicts royal symbols was carved by the artist.
The drawing in this frame depicts Sultan Njoya and his ancestors in front of the old Bamum Kingdom palace: King Mbombo “the Giant” (r. 1757–1814); Queen Ngoungore (r. 1863); King Nsa’ngu (r. 1863–1889); and Sultan Njoya (r. 1889–1913). Each past ruler wears or holds elaborate regalia, such as staffs, necklaces, headpieces, and fly whisks. Sultan Njoya (at right) wears a turban and a large embroidered tunic, reflecting his conversion to Islam.
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