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King Ibrahim Mbouombouo Njoya, ruler of Bamum from 1886-1887 to his death on 1933, had good relationships with German administrators, which helped him to reassert his claims to the throne and believing rebellion was unwise.
This oil portrait was sent to him after he sent to Wilhelm II the throne of his governor of Buea (which is still exhibited in the Berlin Ethnological Museum) and is today exhibited in the Palace Museum at Foumban, along with a German Cuirassier uniform of the German Imperial Guard.
Under French rule, his powers were curtailed and he was made to remain in Yaoundé, where he died.