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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 Number:239 - 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:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Plass, Margaret B.. 1959. Seven Metals of Africa. University Museum.View Objects related to this reference

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