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Old 1st April 2010, 07:27 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Cote d'Ivoire ceremonial axe.

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Dan ceremonial axe. I thought I had information on these but cannot find it anywhere. I do believe Freddy has one and possibly more info. Anybody with more information please post some.
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Congratulations. I have never seen it before (and no literature to this), but it looks interesting and nice.
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Old 1st April 2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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Nice find. I think I have a similar one at home will check later today.
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A Malinke axe, it looks like yours.
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Old 2nd April 2010, 06:33 PM   #5
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A Dan axe.
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Old 2nd April 2010, 06:36 PM   #6
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Baule axes.
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Old 3rd April 2010, 05:57 PM   #7
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Some more pictures, before and after. The brass wire inlay in the centre of the head can be seen on West Coast daggers? I do not think Sudan?????
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Old 3rd April 2010, 10:54 PM   #8
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Tim, Sudan (West) is the old name give by the german to south Sahara, you can read the author talk of the Bambara who lives in Mali, Burkina and Ivory cost.
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Here is a link you may find of some help.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4457

As Freddy points out it could me Mende? I think it could be that or maybe Dan?
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Old 4th April 2010, 01:10 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone, very helpful.
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