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African Art | Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021 • Milan

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LUBA, KETE, BENA LULUA Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), southern region

Estimate

€ 800 - 1.200

Sold

€ 896

The price includes buyer's premium

Information

h 51 cm
Short sword.
Forged iron blade with dual shearing and a beautiful series of engravings running vertically on both sides. Moulded wooden handle, in which many small plates of metal have been inserted with a refined interlocking production. These reproduce designs of Kuba works. For example, on the head, there is the characteristic design of the double four-leaf clover.
Traces of rust and a good glaze from use. Object denotes prestige;

Literature

FISCHER WERNER & ZIRNGIBL MANFRED A. "Afrikanische Waffen" Passau 1978, pag. 134, figura 240 (202);
ELSEN JAN & VARIOUS AUTHORS "Beauté Fatale: Armes d'Afrique Centrale" Crédit Communal, Brussels 1992, page 238, figure 461 (292);

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