Bamum People, Cameroon, Double headed snake belt


First quarter 20th Century

  • £1,033
  • €1,200 Euro
  • $1,253 US Dollar


Hoarde Vintage Member since 2020
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The double-headed snake is the symbol of the Bamum Kingdom. Initially, the King was the only person to wear the belt made of a raffia woven strip covered with cloth and beads. After the arrival of the Germans, important lineage representatives were also allowed to use this Regalia. The belt is covered with typical animal symbols.


  • H: 205cm (80.71in)
  • W: 13cm (5.12in)
  • D: 1cm (0.39in)


First quarter 20th Century

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For VINTAGERIOUS Guy Kuypers, the history of his collecting began at the Porte de Clignancourt in Paris with a Napoleon III case filled with Exotic Birds. The colorful birds piqued my imagination and became the beginning of a passion for Natural History, Ethnography, European Works of Art, Antiquities and Curiosities that drive me on all continents, looking for fascinating and rare objects. Whether they are natural or man-made, all have an interesting story to tell.

So, it is finally in this spirit that the collection, which encompasses Natural History,Tribal Art,Paintings & Sculptures and Curiosities from many cultures and periods in history finds its rationale and its roots.

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