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Sword – Mangbetu – Metal, Copper – DR Congo


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Beautifull old sword from the Mangbetu tribe of DR Congo.
Swords, axes, currency blades and spears, most made of forged iron, attest to the skills in metal of the blacksmiths of many traditional African peoples. Most exhibit an inventive variety of form and workmanship far beyond what was functionally necessary. Some functioned as weapons. Many , however, were solely for ceremonial or ritual use, or displayed for prestige or status. The largest selections also served as currency, with forms made in the style of weapons, but not functional. Good condition with a beautiful aged patina.
Stand is not included but can be bought seperately.

Object Sword
Ethnic group: Mangbetu
Country: DR Congo
Material: Copper, Metal
Estimated period:  Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 52x20x5 cm
Weight: 1000 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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