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Double-edged Benin sword - gold, leopard skin

Double-edged Benin sword - gold, leopard skin


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1900: Item # 1014714
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Impressive African sword of a tribal chief with a 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;