Antique Cameroon Bamum Bronze Tobacco Pouch
A stunning antique tobacco pouch/medicine container with lid from Bamum, Cameroon, crafted in bronze in the early 20th century. It is likely to have been crafted using the lost-wax casting method. The design is unusual and very striking and features a stylised menorah (representing the Jewish faith). Leather fringing completes this amazing item. Beautiful patina. A wonderful collector’s piece.
Early 20th century
Bronze and leather
27.5 cm (h) x 19.0 cm (w) x 9.5 cm (d) exc. fringe
10¾" (h) x 7½" (w) a 3¾" (d) exc. fringe