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galerie Cecile Kerner
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a yakoma ngbandi knive ,before 1914
an old yakoma ngbandi knife ,with an beautiful forged thick blade ,and a handle with copper thread and leather bag,42cm brought back between 1909 and 1914 by charles smets He was appointed judge in Niangara ,northeast congo)and appears in the list of the fifteen belgian citizens thanked "for their precious help which they offered to the expedition"of the natural history museum of new york .The american museum of natural history congo expedition,(1909-1915) focused on ethnographic interest in the mangbetu kingdoms .some of his collection was sold at sotheby's june 2012(lot 88to 93)


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