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African Art / Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021, 05:00 PM • Milan


YAKA Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), region of the River Kwango


€ 1.200 - 1.400


€ 1.536

The price includes buyer's premium


Height of the blade: 66.5cm; Height of the sheath: 52cm
Knife with sheath.
Forged iron blade with double shear worked in a burin on both sides.Wooden handle adorned with a metal cone, a series of iron arches and a row of rolled copper wire.The sheath is formed of sheets of wood covered with hide. The rope enabled the weapon to be carried on the user’s shoulder.This is a knife of prestige that belonged to the head of a village.


FISCHER WERNER & ZIRNGIBL MANFRED A., Afrikanische Waffen, Passau 1978, pag. 141, n° 252 (202);
WESTERDIJK HEINRICH, Ijzerwerk van Centraal-Afrika, Lochem 1975, Gruppo XI, pag. 94, fig. 15 (199);
BOURGEOIS ARTHUR P., The Yaka and Suku, Leiden Olanda 1985, tav. 5 (165);
ELSEN JAN & AUTORI VARI, Beauté Fatale: Armes d’Afrique Centrale, Crédit Communal, Bruxelles 1992, pagina 253, n° 501 e 502 (292)

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