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Altar Opà Asen (N° 16915)

It was in a room in the house reserved for this purpose that the large fon families of Benin (formerly Dahomey) kept portable altars made from pieces of metal. Known as Asen, these sticks were created for each ancestor, serving as intermediaries between the worlds of the living and the world of the dead. Prayers and offerings were performed in a ceremony called \  

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Originex-collection anglaise
Height cm150
Width40 cm
Weight7.00 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle includedYes

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