Lot: 214

92e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Epée de chef

R. D. Congo, Lobala

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
L: 54 cm 500 EUR
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wood, metal, The shape of the knife was, according to Zirngibl, developed from the judgement sword of the Ngala. The shapely knives seem to embody an elongated human figure with raised arms. Possession of such knives was reserved for chiefs.

Zirngibl, Manfred A. & Werner Fischer, Afrikanische Waffen, Passau 1978, p. 115, ill. 201