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Auction Closes At: 14:02:00 07/17/2018
Time Remaining: 1Day(s) 21Hour(s) 7min(s) 33sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 642. Ashanti Prestige Openwork Sword
Estimate: $700-$1,000
Current High Bid: --
Next Bid Needed: $250.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Ghana.
Period: --
Size: 52L.

Description: Hammered iron blade with some engraved detail and elaborate openwork design including a crab or two monkeys depending on the angle of viewing, the blade tapers to three wrought sections twined together and inserted into a wood carved handle. The handle is composed of two turned spheres with grooved grip. Minor break in blade. The handle would have been covered with gold leaf and displayed as a sign of wealth and status.
Provenance: Private NYC collection, ex. Isabel and Marshall Mount collection.
Shipping Fee:
National: $46.00
International: $175.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Ashanti Prestige Openwork Sword

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