Recade, Ceremonial Axe of the FON, Benin - 14813 - New

This ceremonial axe is of the FON people from Benin (Republic of Dahomey), known as Recade. Brass blade of classical shape richly decorated with engraving. Wood handle with a styled monster head with a statue of a small goat (?) at the top. Handle is entirely covered with brass decorated with dots punching. Length 23 inches. Very good condition. Good age patina on the metal. Authentic piece, mid 20 C.