One metal edan head on iron spike with chain links

Made:
1701-1920 in Nigeria
maker:
Yoruba people

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One metal edan head on iron spike with chain links attached to top, symbol of Ogboni Society, Yoruba, West Africa, 18th or 19th centuries

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A651670
Materials:
brass, ? material, bronze, ? material and spike, iron
type:
figurine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • weapons and ammunition
  • weapon
  • ceremonial weapon
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • statue

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