African Art / Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab
Wednesday 13 October 2021, 05:00 PM • Milan
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.