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  • Paeda people

  • Benin

  • Wood

  • 8 3/4" h, 21 1/2" x 6"

  • # J1068

  • SOLD

The Paeda people are a very small group and little has been written about them. This is a very special and sacred head rest that was used at the shrine to honor the ancestors. The priest or medicine man, while in a trance state, communicated with the ancestors while resting his head on the back of this very beautiful stylized lion. It is over 100 years old.

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