This piece has been vetted as authentic, showing signs of significant use and age. The metal has oxidized to a more greenish tone than most Asen staffs, which usually are more rusted. There are three solid cast figures, two seated and one kneeling. Five of the hanging bead/cowrie ornaments are missing, otherwise it is in very good condition.
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.
The stand is included.
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