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From the collection of: Arnaud De Jaureguiberry

Attribution

20th century likely - Hausa

Comments

A very wide takouba almost certainly for ceremonial purposes. The steel of the blade is European and repurposed, a worn stamp is visible that appears to be J&S. These wide blades have sometimes repurposed European tools such as saws and this may be a similar case. Almost certainly this example is from Nigeria during the British colonial period.

The pommel is of a transitional form showing some stacks but is still somewhat oval. 

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