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First half 20th Century
Size: approx: 28cm high, 28cm dia. – 11 ins high, 11 ins dia.
53.5cm high – 21 ins high (with stand)
This crown is used when the chief pronounces judgement on a malefactor within a local court. A symbol of his power and prestige, by wearing it he receives spiritual help from the mystical and ancestral forces enabling him to make a just and proper judgement.