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Verandah Post

Artist/Maker: Bamileke people (Cameroon)

Date: early 20th century
Medium: wood
Dimensions:
Overall: 72 x 10 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (182.9 x 27.3 x 10.8 cm)
Classification: Architectural Elements
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2012.2.188
DescriptionDoor post from a Royal Palace. The leopard symbolizes the supernatural powers of a fon (chief or king) and his authority over his subjects.
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