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Lot: 215

97th Auction

Ceremonial sword / recade / sceptre "sokpo" or "aglokpo", before 1930

Republic of Benin (ex Dahomey), Fon

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
French Private Collection L: 24.7 inch 500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, copper alloy, iron, missing part (top of the handle)

Very beautifully crafted blade with engravings and a symbolic scene (fish and vessel) cut into the broad, round curved end of the blade. For a formally and stylistically very similar example see AHDRC 0162689.