Copper Statue of Rider and Horse presented by Cameroonian President Ahmadou Ahidjo in 1977

Date:2017.12.09Times:241

We are looking at the Copper Statue of Rider and Horse of Cameroon. Cameroonian people believe that horse is not only a supernatural spirit, but an auspicious amulet-typed creature. In the legends of Cameroon, horse is a hornless beast and the king of animals with fur. It does not tread upon any living creatures, even the grass. Horses would show up whenever good officials or saints appear. It is said that lots of Cameroonian poets are fond of seeking inspirations from copper statues. This is similar to the bronze culture of China. Yet it is not a complete cultural implanting. This kind of copper statue was once exclusively owned by the royal family. Both copper paintings of horse and copper artifacts of horse are embedded with nice expectations. They are also the objects competed by antique collectors and have brought up a trend of collection in Cameroon. What's interesting is that lots of Cameroonians like to touch the hollowed abdominal cavity of a copper horse since they are convinced that "it is full of secrets for success" and they would become lucky by touching it.

We are looking at the Copper Statue of Rider and Horse of Cameroon. Cameroonian people believe that horse is not only a supernatural spirit, but an auspicious amulet-typed creature. In the legends of Cameroon, horse is a hornless beast and the king of animals with fur. It does not tread upon any living creatures, even the grass. Horses would show up whenever good officials or saints appear. It is said that lots of Cameroonian poets are fond of seeking inspirations from copper statues. This is similar to the bronze culture of China. Yet it is not a complete cultural implanting. This kind of copper statue was once exclusively owned by the royal family. Both copper paintings of horse and copper artifacts of horse are embedded with nice expectations. They are also the objects competed by antique collectors and have brought up a trend of collection in Cameroon. What's interesting is that lots of Cameroonians like to touch the hollowed abdominal cavity of a copper horse since they are convinced that "it is full of secrets for success" and they would become lucky by touching it.

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