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African Art | Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021 • Milan

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FANG Southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea

Estimate

€ 2.000 - 2.400

Sold

€ 3.328

The price includes buyer's premium

Information

Height of the knife: 45cm. Height of the sheath: 33.4cm.
Knife with sheath.
Local names: Ntsakh, Fa
Knife with a double shearing iron blade. Wooden handle covered with wire, twin lead and brass tacks. The sheath is formed of two wooden bars covered in deerskin and adorned at the bottom with a brass plate. The end is decorated with a strip of tacks. Glaze from use. Object denotes prestige.

Literature

FISCHER WERNER & ZIRNGIBL MANFRED A., Afrikanische Waffen, Passau 1978, pag. 190, fig. 148 (202);
ELSEN JAN & AUTORI VARI, Beauté Fatale: Armes d’Afrique Centrale, Crédit Communal, Bruxelles 1992, pagina 146 (292);
ELSEN JAN, De fer et de fierté: Armes blanches d’Afrique Noire du Musée Barbier-Mueller, Genève & Milan 2003, pagg. 90 e 91 (Ntsakh, Fa) (524);
PERROIS LOUIS, Art ancestral du Gabon dans les collections du Musée Barbier-Mueller, Genève 1985, pag. 159 (Ntsakh) (106);
SPRING CHRISTOPHER, African arms and armour, London 1993, pag. 16, fig. 9 (558);

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