WOOD, HEIGHT 180CM
These tusks were originally created for, and were in possession of the Nji-Nfou family. Nji was a famous princess of the Bamun and a special favourite daughter of King Njoya (1860-1933). She went to study Islam in the area of Adamaouwa, and later got married to Vji-Njudam who was first Imam to king Seidou (1902-1992). After his death the tusks were passed on to his son Amadou Rengou, who was Imam of the Central mosque of the Bamoun court in Foumban, while the tusks remained at the original homestead. After he passed away his assets were left jointly to his daughter Rongou and his son Rengou.