Lot: 215

97e Vente aux enchères

Epée cérémonielle / récade / sceptre "sokpo" ou "aglokpo", avant 1930

République du Bénin (ex Dahomey), Fon

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
French Private Collection L: 62,8 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

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.