Ceremonial Fon axe

Ceremonial axe. Fon people. Dahomey, Benin, Painted wood, wrought iron, ancient patina. First half 20th. century. Very good condition with minor flaking of paint. Cm. 25 x 42h.(10" x 1'5"). This axe is an unusual example. Symbolising a power symbol with good attention to carving detail with an unusual figurative motif. Ex Owen Heargreaves. SOLD.

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