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African Art / Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 05:00 PM • Milan


KONDA Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), equatorial region, mouth of the Congo River


€ 400 - 600


€ 512

The price includes buyer's premium


h 39, 5 cm
Knife / Currency.
Structure of sheet metal worked along the outlines. Wooden handle with a natural glaze. Object denotes prestigeThis belongs to the artistic tradition of Konda knives, used in dances, and also exchanged as currency by the various Mongo groups. The blade has the typical pattern working that characterises the knives of these groups. A series of pointed incisions makes the work more precious. The moulded handle enables you to see a clear glaze owing to prolonged use.


FISHER WERNER & ZIRNGIBL MANFRED A. Afrikanische Waffen, Passau 1978, pag. 91, n° 159 (202);

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