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Object Number:AF2156B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Fon
Bechuana
Provenience: South Africa
Dahomey
Benin
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Wood
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Bird
Other Number:255 - Other Number

Description

Battle axe. head engraved to represent a bird. Head of iron, handle wooden. Ceremmonial 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.View Objects related to this

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