Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold
Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold
Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold 1
Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold 2
Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold 3
Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold 4
Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold 5
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Protective Post, Fon people, Republic of Benin - Sold

Title: Protective post Material: Wood People: Fon Country: Republic of Benin Description: Placed at the entrance of a village or royal dwelling, the lion was the emblem of King Glele (1858-1889) who proclaimed himself "Lion of Lions." The lion and guardians were placed on top of a stick or post approximately four feet high to protect the inhabitants. Provenance: Ex-Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo. Dimensions: 52" high by 13" wide by 17" deep #PC15
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