This wooden hatchet with a metal blade would have been carried by a Dogon elder, resting on his shoulder, as a symbol of prestige. The hatchet is adorned with dangling strands of early glass beads and a band of cowrie shells. A metal ring is attached below the head of the figure.
Ex Private Collection, UK
Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century
Note: This piece has been reduced from its original price, in most cases more than 50 per cent, to fit in the 'PIECES UNDER £300' category.
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