Lot: 484

87th Tribal Art Auction

Ceremonial hatchet

D. R. Congo, Yakoma

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 12.8 inch This object is not available anymore.

handel made from forged iron, brass blade, ormanetal incisions, traces of corrosion. There is surprisingly scant information available about these small axes, other than that they were ceremonial dance implements from the early 20th century, most likely the 1910s and 1920s.

Felix, Marc Leo (ed.), Fatal Beauty, Brussels 2013, p. 63, ill. 65