Nji Nsangou Yacouba Collection [early 20th century]

Digital images of early-varient Bamum script written on banana leaf, inherited by Nji Nchare Yacouba from his grandfather, Nji Nsangou Yacouba, who was a palace general. The writings on the leaf have been dated by the EAP051 project to the early 20th century.

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  • Early Bamum script on Banana [ early 20th century. ]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/8/1
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20cm x 17.5cm (“Rii nyi fà fu”) and 18cm x 17.3cm (“Akauku tùnte”); Dates Early Twentieth century; Script: Bamum; Condition: Very good; Comments: Oral testimonies around the Bamum kingdom confirm the use of banana leaves ...