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
(This piece would normally sell for £750 and is offed at a reduced price for young and novice collectors )