Bamum Royal Throne

This throne was used for the enthronement of the great notables in the court of the kingdom by the Bamum Sultan.

Bamum royal throne

Tribe: Bamum/Bamoun

Origin: Bamum Kingdom, Cameroon

Approx Age: 1980

Materials: Wood, glass beads

Dimensions cm: 73 tall x 66 wide

Ref. Number: 1767


A large, very beautiful and important Bamum beaded throne, this royal seat was owned by Sultan Seidou Njimoluh Njoya (18th dynasty) the father of the Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya the current Sultan until 27th September 2021 when he sadly passed away.

Provenance: Owned by Sultan Seidou Njimoluh Njoya, 18th ruler of the Bamum people.


This beautiful and large throne is only about 40 years old but has seen royal tribal use, carved for the late Seidou Njimoluh Njoya.   The figure within the stool was said to be carved to depict anticipation for inducting new chiefs and great notables in the kingdom.

Seidou Njimoluh Njoya

Portrait of Seidou Njimoluh Njoya.jpg

A photograph of Seidou Njimoluh Njoya
18th Mfon of the Bamun
In office
Preceded by Ibrahim Njoya
Succeeded by Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya
Personal details
Born c. 1902
Died 28 July, 1992

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