All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1837 VR item #1295562 (stock #1-0897)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
A very old pair of "edan", each in the shape of a cylindrical stem surmounted by a stylized head with features in relief on the upper part, and terminating on the lower part in a long point. The upper part is made of bronze, with a nice reddish-green patina, and the lower part is made of iron. These edan were worn by a member of the Ogboni secret society, which existed among the Yoruba tribes, in Nigeria, Africa...