A Fine and Rare Blond Rhinoceros Horn Prestige Sceptre

A Fine and Rare Blond Rhinoceros Horn Prestige Sceptre

1800 to 1900 South Africa

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A Fine and Rare Blond Rhinoceros Horn Prestige Sceptre with a shaped octagonal
shaft
Sotho, South Africa, fine old honey coloured patina
19th Century

Size : 56 cm long – 22 ins long
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The white rhinoceros has a much longer horn than the black rhinoceros. One blond horn was measured with a record length of 1.58 metres. The black rhino is also distributed across a far wider territory than the white, who today seems confined to an area north of the Orange river in South Africa.
A measure of the esteem in which these rhinoceros horn knobkerrie or sceptre were held is evidenced by an engraving of 1833 of the Basotho chief Mosheshwe, ( E. Casalis Les Bassoutos, pub. 1859 ) showing him holding a knobkerrie to denote his chiefly status.
Dimensions
Height 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Medium
Rhinoceros Horn
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