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Carved head of a man, Cameroon (sculpture)

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Carved head of a man, Cameroon (sculpture)

7418352 Carved head of a man, Cameroon (sculpture) by African School; Museum d'histoire naturelle, Toulouse, France; (add.info.: Carved head of a man, upper part of a wooden pillar adorning the peristyle of a royal hut in the Grassland region of Cameroon. This pole served as a trophy holder for the king. Toulouse Museum of Natural History (France, Occitanie, Haute-Garonne, 31)); © Patrice Cartier. All rights reserved 2023

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© © Patrice Cartier. All rights reserved 2023 / Bridgeman Images

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This print showcases a remarkable sculpture titled "Carved head of a man, Cameroon". Created by the African School, this exquisite artwork is on display at the Museum d'histoire naturelle in Toulouse, France. The sculpture depicts the upper part of a wooden pillar that once adorned the peristyle of a royal hut in Cameroon's Grassland region. Functioning as a trophy holder for the king, this intricately carved pole holds immense cultural significance. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this masterpiece. The artist skillfully captures the essence of masculinity through the depiction of a bearded man wearing an ornate hat. The vibrant colors used in this sculpture add depth and life to its overall appearance. It serves as a testament to Africa's rich artistic heritage and traditions. This piece not only represents art but also acts as a window into Cameroonian culture. Photographer Patrice Cartier has masterfully captured this work of art, preserving its beauty for generations to come. Through his lens, we are transported into another world where tradition and history intertwine seamlessly. As we admire this photograph print, let us appreciate both the talent behind creating such intricate sculptures and our ability to witness them from afar thanks to dedicated photographers like Patrice Cartier.

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