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Yoruba Ceremonial Iron & Brass Sword, Nigeria

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Start price: $175

Estimated price: $300 - $500

Buyer's premium: 25%

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

African Yoruba Ogboni Society ceremonial sword with heavy decorated brass handle from 19th century or earlier, Nigeria. Heavy iron blade with a square section that transitions to a single edged sword with a slight tapper upward. The brass handle with a beautiful deep patina of heavy brass circular form with designs of interlacing brass and flared base. Size overall 18 1/2" L, blade 13 1/2" L

Published Author of African Iron Age art and Antiques