ancient west african iron snake
Ancient West African Iron Snake
Ancient West African Iron Snake
ancient west african iron snake
Ancient West African Iron Snake

Ancient West African Iron Snake

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


Fon Benin, W. Africa 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