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African Art | Works from the Swiss collection of Walter Schwab

Wednesday 13 October 2021 • Milan

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ZANDE, BOA , Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), northern region

Estimate

€ 600 - 800

Price realized

€ 1.126

The price includes buyer's premium

Information

h 74 cm
Sword.
Forged iron blade with double shearing worked in vertical strips. Wooden handle wrapped with copper twin lead.
Good glaze from use. Object denotes prestige;
This long sword belongs to the artistic tradition of Boa o Ababoa knives, as this sub group, the Zande, were once known as. In the middle of the blade, there are up to three holes running vertically along the central shaft.

Literature

ZIRNGIBL MANFRED A., Seltene Afrikanische Kurzwaffen, Grafenau 1983, pag. 80 (238);

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