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ngombe short sword,before 1914,ex charles smets

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ngombe short sword,before 1914,ex charles smets
an ngombe short sword,wooden handle ,48cm small chip in the handle's corner Provenance: Old collection Charles Smets 1881-1941. The collection Charles Smets was incorporated during the expedition organized by the Museum of the natural history of the Congo between 1909 and 1915. In July 1909, Charles Smets began this expedition which was aimed to study and collect specimens of fauna and flora of North Eastern Congo as well as ethnographic objects. It collects on this occasion for his own collection of objects of everyday life, of the Luba works as well as weapons, such as those that we. Many photographs of this expedition are preserved at the Museum of history natural of New York and the Museum of the Congo.

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