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Knife – Mongo – Metal, Iron – DR Congo


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Old knife from the Mongo tribe of DR Congo with beautiful blade. The distinctive two-part hilt is characteristic of Mongo knives.

Knives, axes, currency blades and spears, all made of forged iron, attest to the skills in metal of the Kuba/Mongo and related peoples of central Africa. Most exhibit an inventive variety of form and workmanship far beyond what was functionally necessary.

Provenance: Justin Barthels, former gallery owner Maastricht (NL).

Object Sword
Ethnic group: Mongo
Country: DR Congo
Material: Metal, iron
Estimated period:  Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 28x6x4 cm
Weight: 150 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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