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The room that holds the things of the kings

The "Mbuembue (hm-BOM-bo) Room contains the "things of the kings" - sacred ritual objects and regalia. The Bamum call this part of the palace museum the Mbuembue Room after King Mbuembue, who greatly expanded their wealth and artwork. When not in use, the objects such as these are displayed, without labels or protective glass.

 
Human Face Mask
Wood
Babauki Peoples, Cameroon
Before 1914 
Buffalo Mask
Wood
Bagam Peoples (?), Cameroon
Before 1914
 

Replica of Royal "Ndop"
Cloth
Mary Kenneally
Chicago, Illinois
1995 
Table Runner
Cotton cloth, cotton embroidery yarns
Foumban, Cameroon
1995 
Gun
Metal
Unidentified Grassfields Society, Cameroon
Before 1914 
Beaded Pipe Stem
Wood, glass beads
Bagam peoples, Cameroon
Before 1914 
 
Sword and Scabbard
Iron, leather
Fullah peoples, Cameroon
Before 1914 
Prestige Hat
Cotton blend cloth, cotton embroidery yarns
Bafoussam, Cameroon
1995 
Prestige Hat and Pants
Cotton blend cloth, cotton embroidery yarns
Bafoussam, Cameroon
1995 
 

 

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