This piece has been vetted as authentic, showing signs of significant use and age. There is one hole in the top (see last photo) and three small holes near the center.
Staffs made of iron and brass were displayed in royal compounds to affirm kingly power. Usually depicting a king with related motifs, they were called "Asen" and commemorated past rulers. Some are more abstract or depict birds and served another function.
The stand is included.
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