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Bronze/Iron Power Emblem
- Bronze/Iron Power Emblem
- Late 19th to Early 20th Century
- Approx. 22 1/2" tall, 6" wide
- The Symbolic Blade is strong, thick iron with heavily rusted with a stable surface patina. The Pommel is beautifully detailed bronze with Eye etchings.
- This piece was used ceremonially by the Hausa of Northern Nigeria as a Power Emblem symbolizing Strength and Might. Most ceremonial objects of this type would be in the possession of a local Leader or Chieftain, symbolizing his power and Authority over his domain.