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Sword – Mongo – Metal, Copper, Leather – DR Congo


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Authentic sword 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.

The leather sword protector is still in tact and in fair condition and has a wonderful patina of age. The handle is decorated with red copper and nails on the bottom part.

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

Object Sword
Ethnic group: Mongo
Country: DR Congo
Material: Copper, Metal, Leather
Estimated period:  Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 41x11x4 cm
Weight: 450 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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