East African Kenyan Probably Masai Carved Black Rhinoceros Horn Sceptre

An East African Kenyan Probably Masai Carved Black Rhinoceros Horn Sceptre
Old smooth polished patina. Some abrasion to one side
19th Century
Size: 49cm long – 19 ins long
Rhinoceros horn staffs or knobkeries were regarded as prestige items and were an essential part of a chief’s regalia functioning both as a staff of office and as a symbol of his personal dignity.

East African Kenyan Probably Masai Carved Black Rhinoceros Horn Sceptre

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