FON ASEN STAFF TOPS


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 on FON ASEN STAFFS / BIRDS and ABSTRACT.  Tops that have survived without their staffs are shown below.

 

FON
Staff Top 101
6" high x 8.5" wide
SOLD

FON
Staff Top 102
9 " high x 9" wide
$700

FON
Staff Top 103
6" high x 8" wide
$800

FON
Staff Top 104
8.5 " high x 11" wide
$800

FON
Staff Top 105
5 " high x 7" wide
$800

FON
Staff Top 106
5.5 " high x 12" wide
$800

FON
Staff Top 107
5 " high x 8" wide
$700

FON
Asen Staffs
complete
with Posts


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

FON, ASEN ROYAL STAFF TOPS, Republic of Benin

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

This group no longer have their supporting staffs.

We have mounted those with dangling attachments on spools. The spools are included.

 

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