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SCEPTRE D'AUTORITE MENDE A MENDE MESSENGER'S STAFF

SIERRA LEONE

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SCEPTRE D'AUTORITE MENDE
A MENDE MESSENGER'S STAFF
Sierra Leone
Hauteur: 71 cm. (28 in.)
Provenance
Collecté par le Révérand et Madame J.M. Lesher vers 1885
Sotheby's, New York, 14 novembre 2003, lot 11
Importante collection privée canadienne
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Lot Essay

Ce remarquable et rare sceptre d'autorité mendé fut collecté par un couple d'américains, les Lesher qui, envoyé par The Church United Brethren in Christ, se rendit en Sierra Leone au milieu du XIXème siècle.

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