FON ASEN STAFFS ( BIRD and ABSTRACT)


All of these pieces have been vetted as authentic and show signs of use and age.

Staffs made of iron and brass were displayed in royal compounds to affirm kingly power. Usually depicting a king with related motifs, they were called "Asen" and commemorated past rulers. They are shown on FON ASEN STAFFS. Some are more abstract or depict birds and served another function. They are shown here.  Tops that have survived without their staffs are shown on FON ASEN STAFF TOPS.

FON ASEN STAFFS ( BIRD and ABSTRACT)

FON
Staff 12
27" high
$1200

FON
Staff 15
25" high
$1200

FON
Staff 17
21" high
$1000

FON
Staff 18
26" high
$1000


FON
Staff 21
17" high
$600

FON
Staff 22
15" high
$600

FON
Staff 204
17" high
$400

FON
Staff 205
26" high
$1000


FON
Staff 206
17" high
$400

FON
Staff 207
15" high
$600

FON
Staff 208
17" high
$300

Fon
Staff 217
57" high
$1500

The staffs below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.
***Exhibited at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

FON
Staff 23
17" high
SOLD
***

FON
Staff 201
26" high
SOLD ***

FON
Staff 202
17" high
SOLD ***

FON
Staff 203
15" high
SOLD ***

Fon
Staff 9
27" high
SOLD
***


Photographs © Tim Hamill

FON, ASEN ROYAL STAFFS, Republic of Benin

All of these pieces have been vetted as authentic and show signs of use and age.

Staffs made of iron and brass were displayed in royal compounds to affirm kingly power. Usually depicting a king with related motifs, they were called "Asen" and commemorated past rulers. Some are more abstract or depict birds and served another function.

Stands are included.


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