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Object Number: AF2156A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Fon
Bechuana
Provenience: Dahomey
South Africa
Benin
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Technique:Engraved
Other Number239 - Other Number

Description

Battle axe: head engraved with a hand. Head of iron, handles wood. Ceremonial axe for the cult of Xevioso- the Thunder God ( W. Fagg, Aug 1958)


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Seven Metals of Africa (12 Nov 1959 - 12 Jan 1960)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Plass, Margaret B. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa.View Objects cited in this Publication

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