Calabash trophy, Bamoum people, Cameroon. 
These gourds, adorned with human jaws from beheaded enemies and filled with palm wine, were distributed to the victorious at warrior dances in celebration of their conquest. From “Musee d’Ethnographie de Geneve: Objets de Pouvoirs” Claude Savary.

Calabash trophy, Bamoum people, Cameroon.

These gourds, adorned with human jaws from beheaded enemies and filled with palm wine, were distributed to the victorious at warrior dances in celebration of their conquest. From “Musee d’Ethnographie de Geneve: Objets de Pouvoirs” Claude Savary.

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