Asian and Buddhist Art, Jade Carvings, Gold Jewelry by Galerie Geluk Galerie Geluk Asian and Buddhist Art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1014714
GALERIE GELUK Asian and Buddhist Art
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Impressive African sword of a tribal chief with an ivory handle and a leopard skin sheath from the Benin Kingdom (now in Nigeria). The handle represents the Queen Mother (Iyoba) Idia. She used to fight with a double-edged sword. The blade is very sharp and has a deep blood groove on both sides. Measurements: blade 43cm; ivory 12,5cm; sword without the leopard skin sheath 66,5 cm;