Asen ritual altar - Fon - Benin

Description
Asen ritual altar - Fon - Benin
Early 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Height: 57 cm; 22.4 inches.
Dating: 1920s.

Provenance:

- Private collection, Paris, until 2005.
- Private collection, Germany, 2005-2020.
A certificate shall be delivered upon request of the buyer.

Rare in this form, this is a little Fon altar in iron.

The iron is composed of a set of stems, welded at the summit. The many other iron stems have snake-shaped extremities, pinched or bent. In the centre there is a longest stem with a snake-shaped bar merging from the middle. An iron crescent pointing down is fixed to the stem with a rivet.



Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track and trace included.
With acknowledgment of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Object
Asen ritual altar
Region/ country
Benin
Material
Fon
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
57×0×0 cm
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