ASEN / PORTABLE AUTEL - Iron - FON - Benin

Description
ASEN / PORTABLE AUTEL - Iron - FON - Benin
Late 19th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

PORTABLE ASEN/ALTAR - FON ETHNIC GROUP - BENIN - RITES
The Asen is a portative metal altar (wrought iron, brass or silver for the richest), mounted on a stick which is stuck into the ground where the ceremony is held.
Collected in situ.

Lot details
Object
ASEN / PORTABLE AUTEL
Ethnic group/ culture
FON
Region/ country
Benin
Material
Iron
Period
Late 19th century
Condition
Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
14×21×21 cm
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