Image: Tikar Throne E76299

Tikar Throne E76299

Cast bronze throne. Tikar People, North Cameroon.

According to North-western Cameroon tradition, each Fon (King) needs a new throne. The Fon is the brother of rave and mighty animals and has the power to transform himself into a leopard.At night he hunts in the forest and the savanna. This bronze throne has a royal head motif but no leopard symbol, therefore, it has probably been
owned by a queen mother or a court official.

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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