Iron sacrificial sword, large loop handle flat bla

Made:
1880-1920

Iron sacrificial sword, large loop handle flat blade, spatulate-like perforated, comes with wooden replica, Benin, West Africa, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A160858
Materials:
iron, wood
type:
ceremonial sword
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • weapons and ammunition
  • weapon
  • ceremonial weapon
credit:
Sothebys
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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