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Mumuye African Rain Wand, 20th Century

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Start price: $300

Estimated price: $600 - $900

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Wonderful iron-forged African rain wand with captivating serpentine style rods, with diamond shaped tips. Base of each end is fused to the central body with a tapered handle. Mumuye shamans would use rain-making wands such as these because they believed their snake-like forms mimicked flashes of lightening. Shamans would place the wands into the earth petitioning the gods to let the rain fall. Size 22 1/2" L (Stand for photography purposes only)

Collection of Mr. M. Clayton, Long Beach, California, USA. Mr. Clayton is a noted African art dealer having previously noted items at the UCLA Fowler Museum from September 2018 – March 2019.

Condition: Fine oxidation commensurate with age.