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Dance Wand

Sword (uncertain)

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Object Number:
AF2045
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Edo (Africa)
Provenience:
Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Sword? Dancing wand, bronze. Handle has two figures, back to back, at each end. Blade decorated with guilloche patter. Said to be carried by virgins in dances.
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Other Number:
25579   -   Dealer's Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin. 1-128. : Page/Fig./Plate: 97
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