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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1109840 (stock #K267741)
michael cichon tribal arts
$1,250.00
The Konda of central D.R.Congo made ornate and eccentrically shaped sword blades for non-combative use. They were indications of their owner's social rank, created simply for prestigious qualities. This excellent example is made from copper and has a wooden handle with iron strapping to further accentuate its pinched form. Late 19th century. Very fine condition with aged patina. Provenance: Old Dutch collection since the 1950's
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1084896 (stock #T22961)
michael cichon tribal arts
$750.00
provenance on request
A heavy knob of iron has been added to the pommel of this elegant blade. The owner of this particular weapon was prestigious enough to have copper added to the handle grip. Hand-held weapons are found in all regions of Africa, but their possession was regulated by strict codes, allowing only tribal and military chiefs the right to carry them or dispense them. A wonderfully refined example. D.R.Congo, late 19th century, measuring 15"L x 4.75"W, maximum...