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Executioner's Sword - Ngombe and Doko - D.R. Congo (LS57)

9 posts published by Latti Nerd Gangsta on September 2014

REFINED KUBA COPPER PRESTIGE KNIFE W/ INLAY  Origin:  C. Africa, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Kuba People (Provenance: Acquired from an old collection in Ghent Belgium)  Period/Date: 19th to early 20th century  Materials: wood, copper, lead  Description:  Examples in copper such as this are rare and were held in high esteem.  The wood handle is intricately decorated with small pieces of lead inlay.   The classic blade is finely worked with an elegant form.

REFINED KUBA COPPER PRESTIGE KNIFE W/ INLAY Origin: C. Africa, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Kuba People (Provenance: Acquired from an old collection in Ghent Belgium) Period/Date: 19th to early 20th century Materials: wood, copper, lead Description: Examples in copper such as this are rare and were held in high esteem. The wood handle is intricately decorated with small pieces of lead inlay. The classic blade is finely worked with an elegant form.

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Ceremonial Knife century Geography:Democratic Republic of the Congo Culture:Mangbetu peoples Medium:Iron, wood, brass Dimensions:Height inches

Ceremonial sword Ghana, Ashanti corroded metal, dark patina, two parted, elaborate open-worked blade, a wooden handle covered with gold foil underneath, carved with two knobs with short appendages, dam., missing part (left blade tip); together with...

ceremonial sword, Ashanti people of Ghana, metal wit' dark patina, wood handle covered wit' gold foil

HACHE, SONGYE, RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO  SONGYE AXE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

HACHE, SONGYE, RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO SONGYE AXE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Sickle Knife - Ngombe People - D.R. Congo. Double edged knives such as this were used for hunting, defense, and prestige. A well forged weapon was considered a valuable and desirable commodity in trade.  Ex James Schmidt Collection.  28.25"H x 8.75"W. www.africaandbeyond.com

Double edged knives such as this were used for hunting, defense, and prestige. A well forged weapon was considered a valuable and desirable commodity in trade. Ex James Schmidt Collection x

RARE COUTEAU RITUEL JANIFORME Songye, Republique Démocratique du Congo Ramené avant 1930 H_23 cm Provenance: Collection Alex von Opstal

RARE COUTEAU RITUEL JANIFORME Songye, Republique Démocratique du Congo Ramené avant 1930 H_23 cm Provenance: Collection Alex von Opstal

Couteau Glaive Ikul Bois - Kuba / Bakuba - Rdc Zaire | On notera que cet Ikul est en bois rouge, ce n'est pas sans raison. Ce bois avait autant de valeur que le métal. Les ikulas avec lames en fer étaient interdits de port la nuit tombée ! Plusieurs écrits font etat de ce "reglement" Soit pour éviter le reflet de la lune dans le métal, qui était un signe de mauvais augure, soit pour éviter les blessures dans les cas de somnanbulisme (!).  Galerie Bruno Mignot sur www.bruno-mignot.com

Couteau Glaive Ikul Bois - Kuba / Bakuba - Rdc Zaire | On notera que cet Ikul est en bois rouge, ce n'est pas sans raison. Ce bois avait autant de valeur que le métal. Les ikulas avec lames en fer étaient interdits de port la nuit tombée ! Plusieurs écrits font etat de ce "reglement" Soit pour éviter le reflet de la lune dans le métal, qui était un signe de mauvais augure, soit pour éviter les blessures dans les cas de somnanbulisme (!). Galerie Bruno Mignot sur www.bruno-mignot.com

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