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Tikar Ceremonial Sword
Tikar Ceremonial Sword
Tikar Ceremonial Sword
Tikar Ceremonial Sword
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Tikar Ceremonial Sword
Object
Tikar Ceremonial Sword
Ethnic group
Tikar
Origin
Cameroon
Provenance
Ethnographica-Pfadenhauer, Munich, Germnay
Material
Wood, animal skin, cloth and metal
Size
52 cm
Description
The scabbard is made of wood and covered in an orange brown coloured short haired animal skin which is stitched together at the back.
The skin is worn away in places due to regular use and the stitching has partially come apart on the backside (see photo).
Tikar kings wore such a sword to demonstrate their power.
Cloth is wound around the wickerwork handles which would have been presumably used to tie around the waist.
The sword handle is made of wood and has a shiny dark brown patina.
The handle is split along the vertical axis.
The blade is corroded. Lit.: – “African Forms” – Ginsberg – 2000 – Page 183
Price:   500,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  07-01
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