African Ceremonial Fon Staff


A Fon ceremonial staff, Benin culture, Nigeria. This forged metal staff with its twisting and elegant design would have been used in divination ceremonies and religious rites. Circa mid- 20th century with signs of age, use, and sacrificial material. On custom metal stand. Ex: Joan Barist Primitive Art, New York. Ex: Sothebys

Height: 77.5 cm / 30.5 in
Width: 5 cm / 2 in
Depth: 1.5 cm / 0.5 in

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