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Ritual knife - Momvu - DR Congo
Ritual knife - Momvu - DR Congo
Ritual knife - Momvu - DR Congo
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Ritual knife - Momvu - DR Congo
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Ritual knife - Momvu - DR Congo
Ethnic group
Momvu
Origin
Dr Congo
Provenance
RenÚ David, Zurich, Switzerland
Material
Wood and metal
Size
L: 55 cm
Description
Metal, wood, irregular shaped blade engraved on both sides, handle partly wrapped in wire, min. dam., slight traces of usage and abrasion. Such knives are only rare to be found in private and museal collections and no one really knows what function they had. We are sure however, that both men and women, used to carry them alike. In spite of slight variations in the shape of the blade, the same disc-like design is always present.

Lit.: Zirngibl, Manfred A., Seltene afrikanische Kurzwaffen, Grafenau 1983, p. 93, ill. 101

Price:   2.100,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  14-303
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