Ancient West African Iron Double Snake Coil
Ancient West African Iron Double Snake Coil
Ancient West African Iron Double Snake Coil
Ancient West African Iron Double Snake Coil
Ancient West African Iron Double Snake Coil

Ancient West African Iron Double Snake Coil

Regular price
$ 1,400.00
Sale price
$ 1,000.00

Ancient West African iron double snake coil. Hand-forged iron with undulating, folded-in-on-itself construction. Two snakes twisting alongside each other, with horned serpent head. The Fon believe an ancestor, in the form of a snake, led them to their present home. This is an old shrine piece, likely used in cult ceremonies . Heavy encrustation consistent with considerable age.


Weight: 1.36 kg / 3 lbs.
Height: 23 cm / 9 in
Diameter: 19 cm / 7.5 in